|The Clothesline Project Exhibit|
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. To help bring attention to the problem of domestic violence, the women's studies class Women and Society, (WST 1040) partnered with Victims Assistance Services to bring The Clothesline Project to campus. The Clothesline Project is an art exhibit created by victims of domestic violence that allows them to express themselves and help others by bringing attention to the problem.
Women's studies combines the academic focus of learning about and from women while also integrating activism and praxis. The purpose of collaborating with Victims Assistance Services is to help the students in WST 1040 learn about domestic violence through an organization that is hard at work to educate Westchester county about the ongoing problem of domestic and intimate partner violence. The statistics remain grim, but bringing The Clothesline Project to Manhattanville is a way to raise awareness about domestic violence and to help victims break their silence.
The exhibit ran from 10/19/10 through 10/29/10 in the Berman Student Center lobby.