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Virginia Tech Clothesline Project on display

BLACKSBURG, VA -

A visual way to show the number of women impacted by violence in our area will be showcased starting today.

Virginia Tech's Clothesline Project will be on display a little later this morning in Squires Student Center. It was relocated to Squires because of the potential for inclement weather.

The local chapter of the National Organization for Women, or NOW started the project in 1994. Each T-shirt represents a victim of violence. Most are from Blacksburg or other parts of the New River Valley. About 550 color coded shirts will be showcased. "The shirts represents the survivors," explained organizer Susan Anderson. "When they're hanging it's like the survivors are standing there shoulder to shoulder bearing witness to this violence."

The shirts will be on display through Wednesday.

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