The Clothesline Project is a national campaign started in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a visual display of art created on t-shirts by survivors of physical, sexual and emotional violence to express their feelings and stories of abuse and survival. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by the public as testimony to the problem of interpersonal violence and to let those who may suffer in silence know that they are not alone.
This year, view Nevada County’s Clothesline Project at the Alpha Building (210 Broad Street) in Nevada City. The display will be up the entire month of April to help bring sexual assault awareness to our community.