Every year since 1997, Mason has participated in The Clothesline Project and currently has over 500 shirts. For the duration of TOV Week, shirts are hung daily in the groves surrounding Robinson Halls and the walkway between Student Union Building I and Fenwick Library. Students can heal by creating their own shirts and passers-by can gain a deeper understanding of victim trauma.
The Clothesline Project is a global effort to raise awareness about sexual and intimate partner violence. Survivors and supporters decorate shirts to honor victims and break the silence surrounding these crimes. The Clothesline is an educational tool for the community, a healing tool for survivors, and a reminder to victims that they are not alone. For more information about the national project, visit ClotheslineProject.org.