What is the Clothesline Project?
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts that are created by individuals who are impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, or other forms of interpersonal violence. This allows for individuals that are impacted to share their experiences with others in our campus community. The Clothesline Project has been a tradition at Syracuse University for over ten years, and the shirts pictured below have been collected throughout this time period. We are so excited to bring this display to a virtual format. A special thank you to the 2021 Take Back The Night Planning Committee for coming up with this vision and helping to photograph and caption all the shirts below.
The shirts below in the Clothesline Project could be triggering for individuals. We would like to remind people to take care of themselves, if you would like to speak with a confidential resource we recommend connecting with one of the resources below.
- On-Campus: Sexual and Relationship Violence Response (SRVR) Team can be contacted 24/7 by calling 315.443.8000.
- Off-Campus: Vera House, Inc. can be contacted 24/7 by calling 315.468.3260 or a webchat line feature is now available.
Shirts will be added to the online gallery throughout the year. If you are interested in contributing to the Clothesline project:
- In-Person Contribution: Completed shirts may be dropped-off at the Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion front desk. While supplies last (e.g. shirt, fabric markers or paint) are available for pick-up to Syracuse University community members. Please return unused supplies when submitting the completed shirt.
- Virtual Contribution: To participate, please complete the Clothesline Project Form and the TBTN Planning Committee will make a shirt on your behalf.
- Learn More: Consider attending programming to further educate yourself on sexual and relationship violence. A great way to do this is looking at workshops offered in the Wellness Leadership Institute including Bystander Intervention 101 (part two is coming soon), Rape Culture 101, Sex Is Like Pizza (learn all about consent) and more!
- Visibly Show Your Support: Post about how you strive to take back the night to your social media accounts using “#IWillTBTN by…” and share your posts with us by tagging @BeWellSU. Or use the hashtags for April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SUGoesTeal and October, Dating Violence Awareness Month #SUGoesPurple.
- Stay Updated: Join the Sexual & Relationship Violence SEPT Listserv today to learn If you are more about sexual and relationship violence prevention programming and initiatives.
- Donate: Purchase a 2021 Take Back The Night shirt in the Campus Store or Campus Pharmacy (while supplies last) and or donate directly to the Syracuse University Sexual & Relationship Violence Survivor Support fund.