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.
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.