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While I was reading this article from the OC Register I put my sandals on and made up my mind to walk to school to see this. It was too late. The 700 t-shirts, emblazoned with messages of horror, anger and hope from survivors of sexual violence had been taken down.
This exhibit/installation called The Clothesline Project is organized by Community Service Programs Inc. Orange County to bring attention to victims of sexually violent crimes and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Color-coded t-shirts represent one person affected by sexual violence, revealing anger, hope, confusion, and betrayal. Participants are uncensored, anonymous and provided with a medium this culture pays attention to-a graphic t-shirt.
Since the first Clothesline Project in 1990, an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 shirts worldwide have been pinned up. This project came to Orange in 2003 and will be at Chapman College next: Tuesday, April 27, 2010. I think it will be worth seeing. -Krystal