WWAV Partners with Xavier University in Clothesline Project for DV Month

Women With a Vision has partnered with Xavier University this October to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, October 21st, Women With a Vision’s Gender-Based Violence Program Coordinator, Rebecca Atkinson, will be a speaker for a domestic violence seminar at Xavier University. As part of Xavier’s Annual Wellness Week, the university is hosting the seminar (entitled “Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence”) in which speakers from the District Attorney’s Office and WWAV will discuss how the community can become advocates against violence. The event will be held from 6-7:30 pm in the University Center.

5.26 Clothesline feature photoOn Thursday, October 23rd and Friday, October 24th, WWAV and the XU Counseling & Wellness Center will co-sponsor a Clothesline Project in the University Center. The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 21, 2014

CONTACT:
JaLissa Latson
Cell Phone: (617)- 910-7200
E-mail: jlatson@xula.edu

WOMEN WITH A VISION HOSTS A CLOTHESLINE PROJECT
A Two-Day Experience to be held at the historic Xavier University of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, October 23, 2014, and Friday, October 24, 2014, Women With a Vision, Inc. and the Xavier University Counseling & Wellness Center will cosponsor a Clothesline Project in the University Center.

The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.

WWAV provides the community with service while also increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and supporting the health and wellness of marginalized women and their families. Celebrating 25 years of service this year, WWAV has become New Orleans’ premier women’s health organization.

Throughout the month of October WWAV will host a series of events in order to increase awareness on domestic violence in the black community. Black women face a greater risk of domestic violence, especially in the city of New Orleans.

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