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Display at U of U aims to raise awareness of abuse

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-16 17:57:02-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Students at the University of Utah are working to raise awareness of abuse by allowing survivors of abuse to portray their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a unique medium.

The Associated Students of the University of Utah hosts their third annual Clothesline Project this week, and the event features T-shirts designed by people who have suffered abuse.

The shirts will be displayed Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. respectively, and JulieAnn Bowden of the South Valley Sanctuary will give a presentation on healthy relationships Thursday in the Union Ballroom from noon to 1 p.m.

According to a press release from the ASUU, the event seeks to raise awareness of abuse and give survivors a venue to voice their experiences. According to the release, the Utah Department of Health reports that one in three women in Utah will experience some type of sexual assault in their lifetime. The Clothesline Project is a national movement, click here for details.

For more information about the U of U’s event, click here.