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Published April 04, 2012, 05:39 PM

NDSU Clothesline Project raising awareness for sexual assault victims

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An exhibit at NDSU highlights a problem that affects communities across the country.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

An exhibit at NDSU highlights a problem that affects communities across the country. From now until April 13, you can check out The Clothesline Project at the Memorial Union Gallery. It's there to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence.

Staff, students and faculty wrote messages on sixty shirts. The pink and orange shirts represent victims of sexual assault. The green and blue shirts represent people who were abused as children.

Sarah Dodd – NDSU: “What we're really trying to do throughout April is to really highlight the reality of people in our community, they're experience with violence.”

The Clothesline Project began with a group of women from Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1990. They wanted to give victims a chance to express their emotions. There are now 500 projects worldwide.

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