The Clothesline Project

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Domestic violence still remains hidden behind clothes doors – it’s time to air our “dirty laundry.”

Haven Society is making it easier for people in Nanaimo to speak out through the Clothesline Project, an interactive visual art project taking place at designated locations throughout the city, beginning November 25.

Complete the messages: “Violence is…”, “I speak out on violence against women because…”, “Violence against women matters because…” and post your message on an item of clothing on your clothesline, a designated Clothesline Project location or on the Haven Society FB page!

Violence Silences! Nanaimo Speaks Out! — will be posted on a sheet or large banner on every clothesline – check out the Clotheline Project at Haven Society’s Community Services Building located at 2270 Labieux Road.

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