Barrier Free Living’s Clothesline Project 2019
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Barrier Free Living’s 2nd Annual Clothesline Project kicked off a rich roster of Domestic Violence Awareness month events, outreach and advocacy for our program teams (Freedom House, Secret Garden, BFL Apartments).
View a short video from the Clothesline Project here.
The BFL Clothesline project* — the brainchild of team member Irma Williams — is our agency centerpiece, bringing together our supporters and the community to spread a message of anti-violence and healing.
Participants at the event can decorate T-shirts with heart-felt messages. Activities include a self defense demo by Pop Gym and a movement workshop with Gibney Dance (read our story about Gibney’s Crack the Light show later this month.)
Through the month, in addition to providing education and outreach at scores of events through the city (see our Calendar of events at far right), our team will be sharing our expertise (check out BFL Chief Program Officer Cynthia Amodeo’s piece about Parents with Disabilities later this month). We will feature the stories of our valiant supporters like Spread the Sparkle (read founder Abbey Levine’s interview) as well as our community heroes (read about Clothesline Project guest speaker Samantha Taylor ).
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*The clothesline project is a worldwide movement created to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women men and children. For those who have been affected by violence, it is a means of expressing their emotions by decorating a t-shirt.