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The Clothesline Project- Bennington, VT


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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center & Special Investigations Unit is partnering with Project Against Violent Encounters for The Clothesline Project.

The Clothesline Project was started in Cape Cod, MA in 1990. This is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. A clothesline is hung with shirts that each represent a particular women's experience. The shirts are created by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her.

The purpose of this project is to bear witness to the survivors in our community, to help with the healing process, to educate the community, and provide a nationwide network of support and encouragement.

This project will be traveling throughout Bennington for the month of April- Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

You can find the display at the following locations:

Wednesday April 11th- Child Advocacy Center & SIU
129 Elm St Bennington, Vermont

Thursday April 12th- Sunrise Family Resource Center
Union Street Bennington, Vermont

Friday April 13th- United Counseling Services, Youth and Family
Dewey Street Bennington, Vermont

Monday April 16th- Bennington Area Chamber
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington, VT

Tuesday April 17th- The Town of North Bennington,
Intersection of Bank Street and Main Street.

Wednesday April 18th- Merchants Green
North Street Bennington, Vermont

Thursday April 19th- Southern Vermont College, Everett Mansion
Mansion Drive Bennington, Vermont

Friday April 20th- Bennington Town Office
205 South Street Bennington, Vermont

Survivors interested in creating shirts for this project or local businesses or organizations looking to have the Clothesline on display at their location can contact Jenna Caslin at the Child Advocacy Center 442-5107 or jenna.caslin@partner.vermont.gov