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IU Northwest to shed light on domestic violence with presentation, display, Oct. 25

National Clothesline Project draws attention to plight of victims


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Indiana University Northwest invites the campus community and greater Northwest Indiana region to learn more about domestic violence – from the plight of victims, to warning signs, to prevention and more – at a presentation scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event, which will take place in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center on the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

A representative of The Caring Place, an advocacy center in Valparaiso that provides services and shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, will lead the discussion.

Running concurrently with the talk will be a visual display depicting violence against women. Known as the “Clothesline Project,” The Caring Place’s display is a collection of T-shirts designed by victims of domestic violence and their loved ones. Each unique and creative illustration represents an individual’s personal experience. The display will appear in the Moraine Student Center during the week of October 24.

The Clothesline Project began in Massachusetts in 1990 with a display of 31 shirts. To date, the observance has spread across the country and internationally.

The T-shirt display and the presentation are a collaboration among the IU Northwest Offices of Diversity Programming and Human Resources, along with The Caring Place. In addition to safe shelter, The Caring Place provides community education, support groups, legal counseling, case management, and independent living planning.

For more information, contact Phyllis Barlow, Office of Diversity Programming, at (219) 980-6596.