More than 200 T-shirts will be on display next week at Pulaski Technical College as part of The Clothesline Project to raise awareness of domestic violence. The Silent Witness Project will also display life size cutouts representing the 24 women who died in Arkkansas last year because of domestic violence.
October marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The clothesline will be displayed at the following times and dates:
- Monday, Sept. 28 - Campus Center Grand Hall (Side A) 2-8 p.m., Main Campus.
- Monday, Sept. 28 - Reader's Theater: Voices of Domestic Violence from the Appalachian Mountains, Campus Center Grand Hall A.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Campus Center Grand Hall (Side A), 10- 2 p.m., Main Campus.
- Wednesday, Sept. 30 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Little Rock-West.
- Thursday, Oct. 1 - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Little Rock-South.
T-shirts and craft supplies will be available for students to design a shirt in honor of someone they know who has been affected by domestic violence.
The Clothesline Project is a program of the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Its purpose is to bear witness to the survivors and victims of domestic violence, to help with the healing process, to educate and raise awareness of domestic violence and to provide a network or support and information.
On Tuesday, information booths will be set up in the Campus Center foyer where various agencies and shelters will provide information and resources related to domestic violence issues.
A panel of domestic violence experts will also lead a discussion about issues affecting the campus community beginning at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. in Campus Center Grand Hall A.
Speakers will include Pulaski County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Laurie Kumpuris, North Little Rock Police officer Karl Sorrells and a domestic violence victim.
The campus event is being sponsored by Pulaski Technical College's Counseling Services, Library Committee, Division of Fine Arts and Humanities and Fusion.