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Media Advisory: Fighting violence against women, UB School of Nursing to sponsor 'The Clothesline Project' in Student Union

Release Date: May 24, 2013

“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.”
Lucille A. Coady, Clinical nursing instructor
UB School of Nursing

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 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 be displayed
  • 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 saldi@buffalo.edu.

Media Contact Information

Sara Saldi
Senior Editor, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health
Tel: 716-645-4593
saldi@buffalo.edu
Twitter: srsaldi