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Domestic violence awareness raised with T-shirts

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Students at Valdosta are getting the word out about domestic violence through T-shirts.

Each year, students in the women and gender studies clothesline project use T-shirts to illustrate how domestic violence has affected them or someone they know.

Anyone can design a T-shirt. This year there are 800.

Just last week, Maria Rojas Luberda was found dead in her Valdosta home.

Her husband, Wayne Luberda, is accused of murdering her.

Her friend spoke to us.

"She even designed clothes," said Dr. Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, the murder victim's friend. "She loved life and wanted to have the life she imagined that was going to be good for her."

"Each year we add more and more shirts until the violence goes away we''ll add more and more shirts," said Dr. Tracey Woodard-Meyers with the Women and Gender Studies program.

The shirts will be displayed on campus at V.S.U. through Friday.

A memorial service for Maria Luberda will be held October 28th at 6 p.m. at Hildegard's restaurant.

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