Walk a Mile in Her Shoes brings awareness to Sexual Assault

Apr 2, 2019

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.