Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program originally developed to address the issue of violence against women. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors of violence. The purpose of the CLP is to increase awareness of the impact of violence and to celebrate a person’s strength to survive and to provide another avenue for them to courageously break the silence that often surrounds their experience. It is become a vehicle for men and women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against men and women.During the month of April, the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic (ROPC), Vet Center and Veterans Outreach Center are partnering in the Clothesline Project. T-shirts will be on display:· Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic – April 23, 9am-3pm- Rooms 207-208· Canandaigua VA Medical Center – April 27, 9am-3pm, Building 5 AuditoriumFor more information, please contact Mary Anne Vitticore, Women’s Veterans Program Manager at (585)393-7621. The Canandaigua VA Medical Center is located at 400 Fort Hill AvenueCanandaigua, NY. ROPC is located at 465 Westfall Road Rochester, NY.

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