La Plata Campus Students Addresses Violence against Women

College of Southern Maryland theater major Alex Richardson

National Network of Clothesline Project Provides Visual Outlet

College of Southern Maryland theater major Alex Richardson, of Waldorf, decorates a T-shirt with the words “Stop the Madness” as part of the National Network for the Clothesline Project. The project addresses the issue of violence against women and is a venue for women affected by violence, their friends and family, and others in the community to express their emotions. The college’s participation in the Clothesline Project is sponsored by CSM’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and the La Plata Student Association, with T-shirts donated by the Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. “We are all in this together,” said Dr. Edith Patterson, a member of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and an Omega Chapter member. “It is a pleasure for us to do collaborations like this with the college.” T-shirts created during CSM’s observance of this project will be on display April 11-16 on the La Plata Campus. For information on CSM, visit For information on the National Network for the Clothesline Project, visit