Sponsored by Macon Peer Response.
COME OUT AND CREATE A T-SHIRT IN HONOR OF A SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE THAT YOU KNOW!
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a national awareness event that began in 1990 in
Cape Cod, MA as a way to address the issue of violence against women. Created as
a vehicle of expression for women affected by violence (and their families and friends),
CLP encourages individuals to release their emotions through decorating t-shirts
to memorialize their experiences. The shirts are then displayed in a public area
to be viewed by others, as a testimony of the problem of violence against women.
The project has expanded over the years, and though the focus on interpersonal violence
remains, CLP now commemorates the experiences of both men and women.
Sponsored by Macon Peer Response, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Take Back the Night (TBTN) began in the early 1970s in Germany as a response to
growing problems in local communities with sexual assault and murder. The 1st National
U.S. March followed in 1978 in San Francisco, California. TBTN marchers utilize
the march as a tool to call attention to the issue of interpersonal violence, and
in particular, violence against women. TBTN recognizes that violence against women
occurs at all times, but places special emphasis on the impact that violence against
women has at night. TBTN rallies and marches create an opportunity for the community
to collectively speak out against violence and raise awareness about sexual assault,
sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. TBTN events
are designed to be a community-wide preventative measure against the aforementioned
acts continuing in our society.