Release Date: April 11, 2013
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 Campus.
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 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.
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