CLOTHES LINE PROJECT
Virtual Clothesline Project
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Community Crisis Center is coordinating a Virtual Clothesline Project. We are partnering with schools and community organizations to reach out to teens in our effort to educate, increase awareness, and start conversations around how to “Create a Culture of Consent”.
Since 1990 the Clothesline Project has helped to raise awareness about the impact of sexual assault and honor the strength of survivors. We are providing T-Shirt Kits and inviting teens to decorate a t-shirt with their thoughts, statements, or favorite slogans. The shirts become a physical symbol and creative expression of how sexual assault has affected them, someone they care about, or just their feelings or statements about sexual assault. The shirts will become part of our Virtual Clothesline and will be displayed in photos and video on our social media and website.
Our staff will be conducting presentations either in-person or virtually to educate and build awareness for teen girls and boys on how to “Create a Culture of Consent”. A consent culture normalizes asking for consent and always respecting whatever response is given. This concept affirms that everyone has a right to choose their own boundaries and that these boundaries should be respected unconditionally. Consent is always freely given, reversable, informed, enthusiastic, and specific. Learn more about consent:
For more information about the Virtual Clothesline Project of how you can participate in Creating a Culture of Consent, contact Juli Brown at email@example.com.
Resources and Ways to Get Involved
Contact your school board and make sure your schools are providing Erin’s Law presentations for students:
Check out these suggestions from RAINN:
Talk to your kids about consent:
(for younger children)