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Media Advisory: Clothesline for Human Rights

By Kim McGrath, 336-758-3209, mcgratka@wfu.edu and Emily Colby, 708-903-1515, colbea0@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

Wake Forest students will be painting t-shirts with human rights-themed messages and images for a Human Rights Clothesline Project on April 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. The colorful shirts will be strung across the Magnolia Quad to raise awareness about human rights and human rights violations worldwide. Gender Equality Allies (GEA) and Women’s and Gender Studies are sponsoring the event.

Members of GEA are interested in inspiring discussions regarding global issues. The Clothesline project provides a forum for students to discuss worldwide human rights violations as well as concerns they see within the surrounding community.

“Through the simple act of painting a shirt, we give a voice to problems that have previously had none.  In these moments, we find community as a campus and as human beings,” student organizer Amy Shackleford said.

Students representing Gender Equality Allies will be available for interviews during the event.

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