October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Walden is marking the month with several special activities. For the entire month of October, Walden is displaying “Air It Out: The Clothesline Project” at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery. "Air It Out" features a visual display created by women who have survived violence, or by those who wish to honor women victimized by violence. Local artist Candy Cummings has acted as artistic advisor to the project. These displays, painted on t-shirts, tell stories in images of the impact of violence against women and the strength of survivors.
Walden also plans to join the St. Mary's County Commission for Women and other members of the St. Mary's County Family Violence Coordinating Council on organizing a proclamation marking the month with the St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners, planned for October 23rd.
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