working to increase awareness about violence during Domestic Violence Month.
As part of Domestic Violence Month, the Clothesline Project was held
Friday at the University Center plaza.
The Clothesline Project was designed to draw attention to violence against
women. A clothesline at the University Center was adorned with shirts decorated
to represent a particular woman's experience.
Local sponsors of the project included the Family Crisis Center, WATE-TV6,
the YMCAs of Knoxville and Oak Ridge, the UT College of Human Ecology, UT
Panhellenic Services and UT Student Health Clinic, the Knoxville Police
Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Department.
The YWCA has scheduled a series of activities during the week of Oct.
19-25 concerning domestic violence:
20, "Protecting Our Children": The YWCA will distribute a handout
entitled "Stress Reduction Tips For Busy Parents" to 800 families
served by its child care and recreation programs.
21, "Making Our Schools Safer": Pledge cards will be distributed
to elementary school children. Each child can pledge to try to accept and
enjoy differences among classmates and to play safe, keep away from strangers
and walk and play only in safe, well-lighted places with other kids.
22, "Confronting Violence Against Women": The Body Shop in West
Town Mall will sell whistles, and the YWCA will make materials about its
Victim Advocacy Program available and will display the Clothesline Project.
23, "Facing Violence Against Men": A counselor from a Batters
Counseling Program and a staff person from the YWCA's Victim Advocacy Program
will appear on WIVK-FM's Hallerin Hill talk show to discuss violence against
25, "Replacing Violence With Sports, Recreation & Fun": Swim for
free from noon to 6 p.m. at the YWCA.
29, Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold "Arresting Teen Violence: 'Let's
Put a Lid on It!"
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