Sarah McMahon Cordonnier 4/24/12 Action Project Report The problem that peaked my interest was the attack on people

who are homosexual, or any attack on a person at all. I think the people who are show something that is “different” than their normal day-to-day life get nervous about it and are prone to getting upset and mad about it. These things happen around us every day, some one wants to show dominance so they hit a woman, someone is around a homosexual group of people so the shout derogatory names at them, we must change this acceptance of attacks on specific groups of people because the will start to get worse if we do nothing about it. If we stand by and watch more hate groups will turn up, they will start to try and spread the hate of people who are different and we will end up in a world full of war and death. If I could control this situation completely I think that I would get people to accept other for who they are, weather straight, gay, man, or woman, we all love each other because we are all a part of the human race. If we all loved each other’s differences there wouldn’t be any religion wars, or woman’s abuse, or riots about LGBT rights. We would all be a happier people with less death due to hate. Our plan is to run the clothesline project. To set this up we will need about seven tables, four volunteers for each thirty minuet time slot, a clothesline and clothespins, plenty of te-shirts, and a lot of te-shirt paint and markers. We will need from about ten thirty to two to set up, run the project, and clean up. I think the

biggest obstacle we will have is finding the copious amounts of markers and paints we will need along with splitting up the time slots into reasonable times for people to work on the project. When we finally got the time slots worked out for our class we had at least four people per shift. We found out that reserving the space to do the project was much more time consuming then previously thought. We needed to get our project cleared before we could put up posers and fully reserve the area. We made sure that the project was safe for school, meaning no names were allowed on the te-shirts and all of the shirts had to go through me, Mary, or Lisa before they were hung up. We also found the clothes lines are surprisingly hard to set up. We needed at least five people and an extra center pole to keep the line standing without te-shirts dragging on the ground. We also realized that we weren’t allowed to put up posters because we didn’t have the project fully cleared until the day of the project, so we decided to advertise it by Facebook and word of mouth. We also realized that there was a soundtrack that we had to create to go along with the project. We made it the day before using garage band. It seemed as though the project was effective towards speaking out against bullying. I did create a te-shirt and as I was making t I felt a strong sadness that I felt when I was attacked based on my sexuality. I think that this project helped people see the effects of discrimination and abuse, by the end of the day we had a bunch of people who made shirts for friends of survivors this shows that our project encouraged people to speak out about this violence. I think that the next time they

see someone being attacked they will do the most that they possibly can to help the victim because they remember how our project made them feel.

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