Canandaigua VA Medical Center
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic is Hosting the Clothesline Project
Displayed internationally the Clothesline Project is a testimonial of shirts created by those whose lives have been affected by MST (Military Sexual Trauma), intimate partner violence, sexual assault and abuse. If you choose, your shirt will be displayed.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence and sexual assault. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular Veteran’s experience, by the survivor.
The purpose of the project is four-fold.
- To bear witness to the survivors.
- To help with the healing process.
- To educate, document, and raise society’s awareness of the extent of the problem of sexual assault.
- To provide a nationwide network of support encouragement and information.
Clothesline Project Display April 30, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Artist Reception 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., ROPC Room 207/208
A take home kit (instructions & t-shirt) are available for Veterans to take home and work on them and/or they can come to the Veteran Artist Group Event…
Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic April 17th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Room 204
Canandaigua VA Medical Center April 7th , 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Building 36, Room 15
Kits can be obtained in the Behavior Health mail room or acquired by any of the project points of contact.
PROJECT POINTS OF CONTACT:
MST Coordinator: Debra Hoffman (585) 393-7929
Women’s Veteran Programs: Tammy Franklin (585) 393-7621
Social Worker: Julia Parker (585) 393-7416
Peer Support: Mandy Olevnik (585) 463-2753
Canandaigua Clothesline Project Display is scheduled on April 29, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & will be held in the auditorium