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The Clothesline Project: Raising Awareness in October

IMG_2157Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA Woman’s Place annual Vigil for Women’s Safety and the Clothesline Project. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who did not survive.

In collaboration with Safe Connections, the vigil will feature a Clothesline Project; a part of the world-wide program that began in Cape Cod, MA. to honor survivors and victims of abuse while raising community and social awareness during domestic violence awareness month.

Survivors touched by violence express their emotions by painting messages on T-shirts. The t-shirts are then prominently displayed across a clothesline, for supporters to view. There are many, many t-shirt collections around the country with our collection growing each year.

Share Your Story: Create a T-shirt 

Make a t-shirt that shares your story. Survivors, friends, and families of survivors are welcome to attend workshops at Safe Connections on Oct.11 from 5-7 p.m. and Oct.14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP to Megan at 314-636-7500 x141.

View the t-shirts and honor survivors and victims alike at this year’s vigil on Wednesday, October 19, from 6-7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church (map it).