BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Nursing will host its first Clothesline Project on Friday, April
12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the UB Student Union on the North
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness
to violence against women. As part of a public display, a
clothesline is hung with T-shirts, each decorated to represent a
particular woman’s experience and to express the feelings of
the survivor or someone who cares about her.
In addition to the T-shirt display, men are invited to place
their hand prints on bed sheets hung from a clothesline with the
words, “These hands will never harm a woman.”
Lucille A. Coady, UB clinical nursing instructor who applied for
the American Association of University Women (AAUW) grant to
sponsor Friday’s activities, says, “As a mother, a
midwife, a professor, a woman, a sister, an aunt, a friend and a
nurse, the Clothesline Project provided me with inspiration. I
wanted to bring the project to UB.”
Project Clothesline activities will include:
- UB nursing students will assist other students in the creation
and display of T-shirts.
- Students and faculty from UB school of medicine will display
their hand prints on a sheet and a sheet from the UB football will
- The T-shirts will be on display inside the UB Student Union
until Sunday, April 14.
UB will provide T-shirts at no charge to women or their families
who wish to participate. Sub Board I Inc. has also volunteered its
assistance with the project.
For more information, call or email Sara R. Saldi in the Office
of University Communications at 716-645-4593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.