SHIPPENSBURG – Shippensburg University’s Women’s Center is marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a line full of clothes.
But they aren’t just any clothes. They are t-shirts made by victims of sexual assault and they are decorated with the victims’ stories. The shirts and the line are designed to bring awareness of the issue and to educate anyone who will stop and read about them.
Women’s Center Director, Stephanie Erdice, says the center has been hanging the line in the first week of each April for the last four years. It’s a collaborative project with nearby Wilson College.
“Both institution sponsor some t-shirt designing and decorating workshops.” Erdice says the Clothesline Project started in the 1990’s and has expanded through the years.