For immediate release
June 30, 2009
Upward Bound Students Participate in
Violence Awareness Projects
MADISONVILLE, Ky.—As part of their summer academic enrichment program, Upward Bound students are participating in two violence awareness projects: “The Clothesline Project” and “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”
For The Clothesline Project, students designed t-shirts with messages against violence. The purpose of the project is to bear witness to the survivors and victims of acts of violence against women. With a display of these t-shirts, students and UB staff hope to raise awareness of the extent of the problem of violence. The Clothesline Project started in 1990, with a display in Cape Cod, Mass.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a men’s march to end rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. The walk will take place at Parkway Plaza Mall on Friday, July 3. Men will walk a partial lap, wearing women’s shoes. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. near Godfather’s Pizza. The walk will be 2-4 p.m.
MCC is an equal opportunity and education institution