Media Advisory: Clothesline for human rights

Wake Forest University students will be painting T-shirts with human-rights-themed messages for a Human Rights Clothesline Project to be held April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The colorful shirts will be strung across the Magnolia Quad on 120 feet of clothesline to raise awareness about human rights and human rights violations worldwide.

The Clothesline for Human Rights is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Wake Forest University chapter of Amnesty International.

One student organizer, junior political science major Ariella Akexar from Charlotte, N.C., is enrolled in two human rights courses this semester. Her parents came to the U.S. from Burundi in the 1990s, and the history of human rights violations during the civil war in Rwanda have inspired her activism. She will be available for interviews at the event.

In the event of rain, the clothesline project will be rescheduled. Call the news office for more information.


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