The Clothesline Project is an international project that honors women survivors of violence. It exposes the problem of violence against women by publicly hanging t-shirts decorated by survivors, as well as by the friends and family of survivors, on public clotheslines. Each shirt is a testimony to a woman’s experience of violence and a vehicle for personal and communal healing.
At UCSB, student organizations Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and Men Against Rape are sponsoring the Clothesline Project currently on display in front of the Library. Their goal is to educate, to mourn those who have died as a result of violence, and to bear witness to survivors’ courage.