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Exhibit at Civic Center Provides Healing for Many

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Gig Harbor

Exhibit at Civic Center Provides Healing for Many

Gig Harbor, WA. October 9th, 2015 – During the month of October, The City of Gig Harbor is hosting a traveling exhibit called the Clothesline Project in the lobby, to raise awareness of domestic violence. The Clothesline Project honors victims of intimate violence. The City invites the public to view this exhibit between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. In addition, individuals who have experienced such violence are invited to come forward and design a shirt at the Civic Center, to be included in the exhibit. Materials for the project are available at the Court Office located at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street, in Gig Harbor.

Participating in this project provides a powerful step towards helping a survivor break through the shroud of silence that has surrounded their experience. It is the very process of designing a shirt that gives each person a new voice with which to expose an often horrific and unspeakable experience that has dramatically altered the course of their life.

The City of Gig Harbor recognizes that domestic violence prevention is everyone’s responsibility. The Domestic Violence Kiosk was installed at the Civic Center in 2004 and each year the number of applications for protection orders rises. In 2013 that number surpassed the 100 mark. Together, Gig Harbor citizens have the power to create a community free from violence. Please join in bringing light to this issue that affects our community, and participate in any of the events hosted throughout the Pierce County area. Event information is available at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, or on the YWCA Pierce County Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ywcapiercecounty.

For additional information contact Stacy Colberg, Court Administrator (253) 853-7619.

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