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For Immediate Release
March 18, 2013

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John Follaco
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Annual Clothesline Project Fights Violence Against Women

This year’s event dedicated to the memory of Alexandra Kogut

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Press Release Photo Brockport President John R. Halstead stamps his hands on a canvas after taking a pledge, as all men at the event were asked to do, to never hurt women.

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BROCKPORT, NY—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is taking another stand against domestic violence. The College’s annual Clothesline Project, which is organized by the Department of Social Work gave the Brockport community an opportunity to voice its opposition to violence against women.

The Seymour College Union ballroom was filled with custom-made t-shirts March 25-26 that have been created over the program's 17-year history. The shirts, which convey powerful personal messages, were made either by women who have been affected by violence or by those who are demonstrating their support for these victims. Attendees had the opportunity to enter a special “paint room” and create their own shirt.

Men were particularly encouraged to attend the event. Males in attendance had an opportunity to put their hands in paint and stamp them on a canvas that reads, “These hands will never hurt a woman.”

Student organizers dedicated this year's Clothesline Project to the memory of Alexandra Kogut, a Brockport freshman who was killed Sept. 29.


The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu

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