Virtual Clothesline Project

Coast Community College District’s Title IX Offices Present: Virtual Clothesline Project 2024

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sexual harassment, dating, violence, stalking, and sexual assault. If you would like to report an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact your college’s Title IX Coordinator: OCC: Shannon Quihuiz or 714-432-0202 x25930 GWC: Dr. Carla Martinez or 714-895-8705 Coastline: Leighia Fleming or 714-241-6130

The Purpose of the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a program started on Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is now used as a vehicle for anyone affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as visual testimony to the problem of violence. All of the virtual shirts featured in this presentation are from previously decorated shirts by Golden West College students, staff, and faculty.

The Clothesline serves as a physical representation of how many people in our community have experienced violence, and it creates a more personal understanding than statistical information can provide. The Clothesline is meant to build empathy and show people the long-lasting effects of violence on survivors, letting them know that they are not alone.

T-Shirt Color Code. Red/Pink/Orange = Rape or Sexual Assault, White = Homicide, Yellow = Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence, Grey = Human Trafficking, Blue/Green = Child Sexual Abuse, Black = Sexual Harassment, Purple = LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault or Harassment