April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Clothesline Project

ASP Clothesline Project

ASP Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women and children. The Clothesline Project is comprised of T-shirts designed by survivors of abuse and those who have lost loved ones to it. The shirts are hung on a clothesline display to:

  • Honor survivors and memorialize victims
  • Help with the healing process for survivors and people who have lost a loved one to violence
  • Educate, document, and raise society’s awareness about the crimes of violence against women and children

This event takes place annually during Daffodil Weekend in the garden at the Nantucket Atheneum.

Earth Day

To recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, A Safe Place holds an annual awareness raising table each Earth Day. Mini trees are distributed to community members who are asked to plant the tree in honor of someone who has been affected by sexual assault or intimate partner violence.