The Clothesline Project - “Walk in her shoes” / Strength Against Violence
Today I covered a student run event at Fullerton College in Southern California. The purpose of the event is to spread awareness of domestic violence, rape, and other serious issues that often go unreported and unacknowledged.
T-Shirts bearing emotional messages hung from clotheslines, survivors gave powerful speeches, music resonated within the quad, and male students and faculty members walked the school wearing women’s shoes to show their support.
More than 35,000 runners and nearly half a million spectators turned out for the 118th annual Boston Marathon today. Despite last year’s bombings at the finish line, top athletes from 91 countries convened in Boston again this year. Family, friends and well-wishers—undeterred by last year’s tragedy—lined the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer and document the event.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, with a time of 2:18:57, took first in the women’s category. With a time of 2:08:37, Meb Keflezighi took first place among men, the first American to do so since 1983.