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What Were You Wearing Gallery

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 12:00 AM - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:00 AM

Madison Union Airport Lounge

The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem, “What I Was Wearing”. The installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits, but also the stories. This realization moves us away from blaming the victim for violence and places responsibility where it belongs: on those who caused the harm. It is our hope that survivors who experience the installations feel heard, validated, believed, and know that the assault was not their fault. Full schedule of events

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