UND Women’s Center to host events against violence
The UND Women's Center will host two events in the coming week to fight against violence. The first is the display of The Clothesline Project from Oct. 13-17 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. There will be a display of shirts with writing and illus...
The UND Women’s Center will host two events in the coming week to fight against violence.
The first is the display of The Clothesline Project from Oct. 13-17 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. There will be a display of shirts with writing and illustrations that demonstrate the impact of violence. All of the shirts are designed by survivors of violence or their family or friends.
This year, the event will also include shawls that people will be able to decorate in addition to the T-shirts.
"Shawls are held in high esteem by Native women,” said Jackie Hoffarth, a graduate student assistant at the UND Women's Center, in a press release. “We feel giving the option of decorating a shawl in place of a T-shirt helps bring awareness to violence against Native women and moves us toward being more culturally inclusive.”
The display will be up from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. until noon Friday.
The event is part of what is now an international project that started when 31 shirts were hung in Hyannis, Mass., in the fall of 1990 as part of the annual Take Back the Night event.
A Take Back the Night rally and march is also being hosted by the Women’s Center during the week The Clothesline Project is on display.
At 7 p.m. Oct. 16, the rally will begin in the Memorial Union Ballroom with a speech by Karyn Hippen, the mayor of Thompson, N.D. Hippen, a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence in a former relationship, will share her story of how she overcame her struggles.
By listening to Hippen, those in attendance will be encouraged to discuss similar topics and speak out against violence.
After Hippen’s speech, attendees will hold a public march symbolizing a unified stance against violence. The march will be held on University Avenue and Princeton Street on campus.