We are excited to host our second annual Clothesline Project this Tuesday and Wednesday at the Tunica Marketplace located in Downtown Tunica.
APRIL 26-27, 2022
10a.m. - 4p.m.
The Clothesline Project is a powerful visual display that is a vehicle for people affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence. The Purpose of the Project is to:
-Create awareness of the experiences of victims and survivors of violence.
-Assist in the healing process for people who have lost a loved one or are survivors of violence.
-Educate and raise society's awareness of the problem of sexual and domestic violence.
-Provide a nationwide network of support and information for other communities starting their own Clothesline Project.
This event is held this year during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which recognizes the crime victim advocates, allied professionals, and selfless volunteers who continuously work to protect victims' rights and provide critical services.
The Tunica County Sheriff's Office Clothesline Project was one of the 50 recommended by NAVAA and selected for funding by OVC for 2022 from the 240 applications that were submitted nationwide.
The funding is from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims' rights and services during the 2022 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.