MIT Clothesline Project

SAAM 2019 Clothesline Project Participation Poster

The entire MIT Clothesline Project will be on display in the Student Center (W20) from Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5th.

If you would like to contribute to the clothesline project, email Melanie and we’ll make arrangements to get shirt making materials to you.

The Clothesline Project was started in Cape Cod, MA in order to provide a visual display of the prevalence and severity of violence against women. Since its inception, it has been used around the state, and groups across the country have started their own version of the Clothesline Project.

The MIT Clothesline Project was started in 2011. It allows us to display shirts created by the MIT community, including survivors, those who know survivors, or those who wish to help end sexual violence. Shirt designs vary widely and can be brief stories of sexual violence, reactions to sexual assault by survivors or others, or calls to end sexual violence (or anything you might think of!); we just ask that no identifying information is included on any of the shirts. The community involvement and individual creativity around the issue of sexual violence is really at the core of what makes this project so great.