University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Women’s Center sponsors Clothesline Project through Oct. 11

The Women's Center is sponsoring the 18th annual display of the ND Clothesline Project through Oct. 11 in the Memorial Union Ballroom, second floor. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

The ND Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that demonstrate the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Each shirt represents a particular adult, young adult, or child’s experience and is decorated by the survivor or by a family member or friend. Help us take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. This issue affects everyone.

The Oct. 8 Take Back the Night Rally on Oct. 8 featured Linda Walker, mother of slain UND student Dru Sjodin. In November 2003 Dru was abducted, raped and murdered by a repeat sex offender. Since losing Dru, Linda has made it her mission to speak out against sexual violence, strengthen sex offender laws, and teach children how to protect themselves and to advocate for victim’s rights. She has lobbied Congress and crisscrossed this country with her message. As keynote speaker at this year’s Take Back the Night Rally, she will tell her story, share how far we have come and how far we still have to go. It is Linda’s prayer that through her work Dru’s memory will live on and result in safer communities for society’s most vulnerable, our children.

-- Patty McIntyre, program associate, Women's Center, 777.4300,

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