In support of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense is engaging military personnel and others to participate in the DoD-wide Sexual Assault Prevention and Response — SAPRline of Courage Project.
The project is a method of self-recovery for survivors of sexual assault and friends of military survivors, because it gives the participants a way to share their experiences through words and artistic expression.
The DoD SAPRline of Courage includes all genders and is specifically related to sexual assault. Participants will decorate a T-shirt to represent their experience and feelings. It is also a chance for others to show their support.
Shirts may not identify a perpetrator and may not contain drawings or language that would be inappropriate for children. A plain or old T-shirt turned inside out can be used. Also, any shirts from previous or similar projects can be used for submissions. The shirts will be returned.
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Reconsider the use of fabric, puff paints or glue. They are slow to dry and puff-paints remain “tacky,” causing printing to stick together when being stored in suitcases between displays. Permanent markers and acrylic paints work well. Both dry quickly.
A public display of the T-shirts will be in the Pentagon from April 7-30. A representative sample of the shirts will be transitioned in a permanent display within the Pentagon.
All shirts must be submitted to the Family Advocacy and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Office, ATTN: Michelle Fonseca, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Building 241 Baltzell Avenue, Fort Benning, GA 31905, no later than Wednesday.