"It is our hope that those words will reach the hearts of others and they in turn will reach out to help educate, change a misconception, support a victim, and spread the word of the devastation of violence in any form."

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PeaceJam Waterbury

In 2010 WYSS SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) registered as a chapter of PeaceJam, calling their project group PeaceJam Waterbury (also called Waterbury PeaceJammers). Last year their "Global Call to Action Project" was to Reduce Homelessness in Waterbury. For 2011 Waterbury PeaceJammers decided they would organize and present The Clothesline Project on the Green in Waterbury in collaboration with Safe Haven.

The Clothesline Project was also displayed at local area high schools (Kennedy, Kaynor Tech and WAMS) in October during Domestic Violence Awareness month. Other schools that would like to request a presentation of The Clothesline Project may contact Caryn Olcik at WYSS at 203-573-0264.

Service Goals
  • Increase awareness of the impact of violence against women
  • Celebrate a women's strength to survive
  • Provide another avenue for women to courageously break the silence


How You Can Help

  • Join the PeaceJam Waterbury Club
  • Become an adult supervisor, volunteer or intern
  • Attend PeaceJam events

For more information on how you can become involved please visit PeaceJam or call Caryn Olcik at WYSS at 203-573-0264

Thank you to the Perrin Family Foundation for funding this project

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The Clothesline Project is a T-shirt display that is a voice for domestic violence survivors. The shirts include graphic messages & illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence, by their friends or families. The Clothesline may also contain shirts made to honor women who have died as a result of violence.

Group at PeaceJam Conference

A group of Waterbury PeaceJammers presented their project at the Northeast PeaceJam Conference. They also got to meet the Nobel Peace Laureate who inspired their project, Shirin Ebadi. Shirin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her efforts for democracy, peace, and women's rights in the Middle East.

Clothesline Project on the Green

Presentation of the Clothesline Project displayed on the Waterbury Green.