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The Clothesline Project

Since 1998, the WCA has organized a local display of the Clothesline Project for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Project began in Hyannis, Massachusetts, to give a voice to victims and survivors of domestic violence and create a powerful public display of what is too often considered a private matter. Since 1990, it has grown dramatically, promoting awareness of the realities of domestic and sexual violence in communities and universities throughout the country. You can learn more about the national Clothesline Project here.

Each year, we invite participants in our RAP group for survivors of domestic abuse and their children to paint t-shirts portraying their experiences with violence, victimization, and healing, as an exercise in art therapy. With the painters’ permission, the WCA delivers clotheslines of these shirts to hang in businesses and organizations around Boise to raise awareness of the lasting impacts of domestic abuse in our community. Every year we are moved by the range of experiences our clients have shared on these shirts. The pain and fear, but also the hope and healing that they depict bear witness to the long, difficult road from abuse to freedom.

Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the 500 shirts we send around town every October!  In years past, they’ve been spotted at the downtown Library, Big City Coffee, Flying M, Boise Bicycle Project, D.L. Evans, and Washington Trust Bank, just to name a few. The WCA has also partnered with BSU’s Gender Equity Center for an on-campus Clothesline Project during the month, with a shirt clothesline display and WCA outreach table.

Many thanks to all of our friends and partners who have joined us in spreading awareness of domestic abuse.

Check out the WCA’s Clothesline Project Video Here

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Jul 26

2021

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Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

August 5, 2021, at 6 p.m.

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Aug 11

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Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

August 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. An informational virtual session about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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Aug 18

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

August 18, 2021 6:30 p.m. A virtual information session about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent so we can all thrive in a safe, healthy community. For more information, please contact us at outreach@wcaboise.org. Sign up online here.

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