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We recently teamed up with Howard Payne University to bring the “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation to our community. The Installation asks participants to understand that it was never about the clothing and the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors. The violation is not simply woven in to the fabric of the material, it is a part of the survivor's new narrative. If only ending sexual violence was as easy as changing our clothes. Instead it requires all of us to evaluate what enabled us as individuals and as a society to ask, “what were you wearing?” in the first place.
The Installation planned for April 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19.
The Installation has been made virtual by the founders at the University of Kansas.