The Clothesline Project returns to Castlegar’s Millennium Park on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Painted T-shirts share thoughts about violence. Photos submitted

Clothesline Project to take a stand against violence

The Project will take place on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Millennium Park.

The Clothesline Project will take place during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. On Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Millennium Park, this event will address the issue of violence against women, children, men, and other genders.

Abuse is when one person is trying to gain power or control over another person using physical, emotional, sexual or financial tactics. This commonly presents itself as a cycle of power and control — such as someone is hit or sexually assaulted. However people may also experience verbal, emotional, psychological or financial abuse. These types of abuse may be more subtle, but are abusive nonetheless, and frequently lead to physical violence.

For the Clothesline Project, children, youth, and adults have painted T-shirts to share their thoughts and feelings about this topic. The T-shirts will be displayed at the Clothesline Project. Prior to the event T-shirts will be shown in different community settings, including the library.

The event will start with an opening ceremony, followed by speakers from community partners and Castlegar and District Community Services staff. Further, various service providers will attend with resource tables. You don’t want to miss the live performance by ukulele students, and interactive theatre by Miss Marmot. Last, but not least the concession will provide free hotdogs, drinks and cookies.

For more information about the Clothesline Project or to access services and supports please contact Castlegar Community Services at 250-365-2104 or visit cdcss.ca.

 

The Clothesline Project returns to Castlegar’s Millennium Park on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Painted T-shirts share thoughts about violence. Photos submitted

The Clothesline Project returns to Castlegar’s Millennium Park on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Painted T-shirts share thoughts about violence. Photos submitted

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