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The Clothesline Display

Come join us at Dickson court as we remember the victims and support the survivors of sexual violence! In its 22nd year, The Clothesline Display is our annual art activism project and silent protest that raises awareness about all forms of gender-based violence. The display consists of over 700 shirts and each shirt highlights stories of sexual violence and trauma. The different shirt colors signify ranging forms of sexual violence:

Red/orange/pink: survivors of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault/rape, sexual battery
Purple/lavender: those who have been raped or assaulted because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or perceived to be so
Gray: survivors of gang rape
Yellow/beige: survivors of domestic violence
Brown: survivors of ritual abuse (genital mutilation, cult sexual abuse)
Blue/green: survivors of incest or childsexual abuse or molestation, adult survivors have used children’s shirts to represent the age when the abuse occurred
Black: survivors of sexual harassment
White: for those who have been murdered or committed suicide as a result of sexual assault or gender-violence crime
Multicolored: survivors of multiple abuses, different colors may reflect different experiences

There will be a tent set up for those who would like to create their own shirts to hang up. All UCLA students, staff and faculty are welcomed!

Earlier Event: January 19
Music as Healing
Later Event: April 4
Poetry as Healing