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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes brings awareness to Sexual Assault

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence is Wednesday, April 10 at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the quad with the walk at 4 p.m.

The University of Louisiana Monroe FemHawks and the Sexual Assault Response Team of Ouachita Parish will sponsor the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Wednesday, April 10. The 1-mile walk’s purpose is to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence while creating gender solidarity.
 
Registration is at 3:30 p.m. in the quad and the walk starts at 4 p.m. 
 
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to advocate against sexual violence. Men and women walk together to show support for these causes. Any shoes are allowed; however, heels are preferred. 
 
In past years, the event has featured participants wearing a pair of heels and a feather boa while walking across Bayou Bridge and back to Bayou Park. Testimonies from survivors and supporters are shared at the Walk’s conclusion. Music is also provided. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is free to all. 
 
To participate individually or as an organization, contact Jaleesa Harris at jharris@ulm.edu or Melanie Clark at mclark@wellspringalliance.org.