Clothes­line Project at VA to raise mil­i­tary sex­ual as­sault aware­ness

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Scott Scan­lon

“The Clothes­line Project” – a pow­er­ful vis­ual dis­play of T-shirts on clothes­lines to raise aware­ness about mil­i­tary sex­ual trauma, sex­ual as­sault, and sex­ual abuse – will come to the Buf­falo VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter April 4.

The dis­play will be open free to vet­er­ans, em­ploy­ees and the pub­lic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs­day in Free­dom Hall, Room 301 of the med­i­cal cen­ter, 3495 Bai­ley Ave.; vet­er­ans also are wel­come to visit from 10 to 11 a.m.

The VA en­cour­ages those at­tend­ing to wear teal-col­ored cloth­ing to raise aware­ness and show sup­port for mil­i­tary sex­ual as­sault trauma sur­vivors. At­ten­dees are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate by dec­o­rat­ing a T-shirt in a way that re­flects his or her ex­pe­ri­ence of sex­ual trauma and re­cov­ery.

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