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Nevada County

Clothesline Project

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What Is The Clothesline Project?

Founded in Massachusetts in 1990, the intention of the display is to honor survivors and act as a memorial for victims. It is also intended to aid in the healing process for those who were directly affected and those who have lost someone special to violence.


Lastly, the clothesline display is to educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes against women. To learn more, click here.


History Of The Project

The Prevention Department at Community Beyond Violence held the Nevada County Clothesline Project for many years and made an incredible impact. 


We feel it is vital to bring this back to our beloved community and encourage mass participation. 

The goal of this project is to raise awareness around domestic and sexual violence and to assist in the healing process of those affected by violence. 

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The Why

To bring awareness to Interpersonal Violence of all types from domestic violence to sexual harassment and human trafficking.


This Project is open to ALL survivors regardless of gender identification or orientation. 

The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of the impact of violence and abuse, to honor a survivor’s strength to continue, and to provide another avenue for them to courageously break the silence that often surrounds their experience.


Public art brings awareness and makes an impact.


Where To View

Where: Alpha Building

                 210 Broad Street

                 Nevada City, CA 95959

When: May 27, 2022 through August 21, 2022

Trigger Warning

Every shirt on display reflects the personal experience of its creator and may contain graphic material including: swear words, explicit violent or sexual descriptions, drug references, or other statements surrounding the trauma the individual faced. Because our goal is to break the silence of violence, we do not censor the shirts. We support and encourage survivors in their healing process. If you allow your children to view the display, we highly encourage you to discuss these issues before and after attending the exhibit.

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Rape & Sexual Assault Survivors

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Child Sexual Abuse

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Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence



The shirts are color coded to show the form of abuse the survivor experienced and their healing from that abuse.

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LGBTQIA+ Survivors of Sexual Assault or Harassment

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Sexual Harassment Survivors

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Trafficking Survivors

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Questions? Or Want To  Learn How To Get Involved?

Contact the Community Beyond Violence Prevention Department

Marah DeFlavia, Prevention Supervisor

(530) 272-2046

Lexi Martin, Youth Organizer/Advocate

(530) 272-2046, ext. 219

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