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WRAP Host Clothesline Project

By news@wbbjtv.com
By 7 Eyewitness News Staff

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and one local organization is doing everything in its power to bring awareness to the issue, starting with T-shirts.

WRAP or Women's Resource and Rape Assistance Program partnered with the Tennessee Correctional Services to hold the Clothesline Project event.

It's part of a national awareness project. Survivors, friends, family, and concerned citizens can paint old T-shirts with a message or expression against domestic violence and sexual assault.

This is the first year WRAP participated. Saturday, more than 150 T-shirts were on display.

"Think about that. Think about how this is a small representative of all the victims, not just in Jackson because these shirts came from Jackson, but all of West Tennessee," said WRAP Director Margaret Cole.

The T-shirts will be on display at Jackson State Community College until April 30th.
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