Along with pumpkins and cider, October brings the clothesline project to campus. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the first week is recognized as Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness week on campus. The Goshen College Social Work Action Association along with PAX club are planning a number of events to increase awareness of domestic violence and recognize those who have been affected by it.
Students are already preparing for the clothesline project: a collection of t-shirts that give artistic representation to those who have personally encountered sexual or domestic abuse or know someone who has been affected. The t-shirts are strung on a clothesline that borders Schrock Plaza, with the display scheduled for October 4th-6th. Those interested may drop off finished t-shirts in a box located inside the Westlawn and Kulp connector. Another box will be set up outside the Welcome Center in the union. The boxes will be available for donations from now until October 2nd, and contributors’ names will be kept anonymous. For more information, contact Leah Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out next week’s Record for more information on the Take Back the Night vigil set for Tuesday, Oct. 8.