By: Jillian Wilson
Augustana students are doing their part to raise awareness about domestic violence.
More than forty people hung t–shirts today to show support or share their own story of abuse.
It's all part of the Clothesline Project.
Augie students in the 'women and change in the U.S.' class organized the event, and the professor says it sends a powerful message.
"You know the T–shirts actually represent people because people wear these shirts, so you can almost put a face or a body with these T–shirts, so that we can remember that it's real people and not just stories you see in the news," says Dr. Jane Simonsen, a professor at Augustana College.
Students in the class also work on social advocacy projects to get people talking about women's issues.