Clothesline Project Highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month



October is often thought of as a spooky time when weird rubber masks abound, but something even more terrifying occurs every day: domestic violence. This October, the Women's and Children's Alliance has assembled a number of projects to bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

One of the most prominent events is the annual Clothesline Project, which is part of a national campaign that invites survivors of physical, sexual and emotional violence to create T-shirts that tell their stories. The shirts are then hung on clotheslines in area restaurants, coffee shops, schools, City Hall and even at BW headquarters.

Four dates have been set for creating new T-shirts: Saturday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Boise State Quad.

For more information on the Clothesline Project, call 208-343-3688, ext. 16, or email For other Domestic Violence Awareness Month events occurring in Boise, visit the WCA's website.