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Public Invited to Deconstruct Wedding Dresses for Domestic Violence Awareness

09.27.2013

Wedding Dress Project 1HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2013 – The community is invited to kick-off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by participating in the Wedding Dress Project from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Wedding Dress Project was developed as an artful way to help victims of domestic violence cope with and grow beyond their experiences, to help teens envision and engage in dialogue about what healthy relationships look like, and to help all participants learn to recognize early warning signs of domestic abuse. The wedding dress deconstruction involves taking apart wedding dresses, prom dresses and tuxedos and then using the pieces to make art, which will be displayed in the Greensboro Cultural Center’s gallery throughout the month of October.

“The act of deconstructing garments is visceral, physical, aural and visual, and the act of creating something new from the pieces is symbolic for many participants,” says Cara Hagan, director of the dance minor at HPU and founder of the Wedding Dress Project. “Wedding dresses are cultural icons. They are a jumping-off point. The project has the ability to use the clothing to enter conversations not only about recovery from relationship violence, but issues faced by the LGBT community, issues of gender equality, issues of self-image, self-respect, healthy sexual practices and the early warning signs of abusive partners.”

The project will be collecting wedding dresses and tuxedos for the event up until Oct. 5. To find out how to donate or for more information on the Wedding Dress Project, visit www.theweddingdressproject.org or Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wedding-Dress-Project/158896917475591

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