Georgia Southern to host national awareness project about sexual assault and violence against women

Georgia Southern University will be hosting the Clothesline Project from Feb. 25 until March 1 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

The Clothesline Project is a national project that brings awareness to sexual assault and violence against women.

The Clothesline Project participants are encouraged to decorate t-shirts with with empowering messages from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Russell Union, Health Services and the Recreation Activity Center so that they may be hung on the Clothesline Project display on campus.

According to the National Clothesline Project, “The shirts are color-coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced.”

The various t-shirt colors and their symbolism include:

  • White honors women who died of violence
  • Yellow or beige honors women who have been battered or assaulted
  • Red, pink, or orange honors women who have survived rape or sexual assault
  • Blue or green honors survivors of incest and sexual abuse
  • Purple or lavender honors women attacked because of their sexual orientation
  • Black honors women attacked for their political beliefs

Alyssa Kelley, The George-Anne Candidate,