Clothesline Project on Display in Bennington County

Bearing witness to survivors in our community.

The Clothesline Project and Silhouettes on display in Adams Park, Manchester, VT in April 2018. See below for 2019 display locations.

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Project Against Violent Encounters is once again partnering with the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center & Special Investigations Unit for The Clothesline Project and Silhouette Display.

The Clothesline Project was started in Cape Cod, MA in 1990. This is a visual display that bears witness to victims of sexual violence. A clothesline is hung with shirts that each represent a particular survivor’s experience. The shirts are created by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. 

This moving display also includes life-sized wooden silhouettes of men, women, and children holding local and national sexual assault statistics. Lastly, there were white (children) and red (adult) flags representing the number of local reports of sexual assault in Bennington County for 2018.

You may view this powerful display at the following locations:

Monday, April 8- Child Advocacy Center, 129 Elm Street Bennington, VT

Tuesday, April 9- Child Advocacy Center , 129 Elm Street Bennington, VT

Wednesday, April 10- Child Advocacy Center , 129 Elm Street Bennington, VT

Thursday, April 11- Sunrise Family Resource Center, 244 Union Street Bennington, VT

Friday, April 12- Sunrise Family Resource Center, 244 Union Street Bennington, VT

Monday, April 15- Bennington Rescue Squad, 120 McKinley Street Bennington, VT

Tuesday, April 16- Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive Bennington, VT

Wednesday, April 17- Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive Bennington, VT

Thursday, April 18- UCS Youth & Family Services, 314 Dewey Street Bennington, VT

Friday, April 19- UCS Youth & Family Services, 314 Dewey Street Bennington, VT

Monday, April 22- Adams Park, Manchester, VT

Tuesday, April 23- Adams Park, Manchester, VT

Wednesday, April 24- Adams Park, Manchester, VT

Thursday, April 25- North Bennington Depot- Main Street North Bennington, VT

Friday, April 26- North Bennington Depot- Main Street North Bennington, VT

Monday, April 29- Arlington Community House, 3854 Main Street Arlington, VT

Tuesday, April 30- Arlington Community House, 3854 Main Street Arlington, VT

Shirt Creating Events are happening at the Child Advocacy Center:

Thursday March 14: 12pm – 1pm

Tuesday March 19: 4pm – 5pm

Friday March 29: 4pm – 5pm

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