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Men invited to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

Men walking in red high heels

JOHNSON CITY (March 21, 2014) – Registration is under way for “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a special “race” designed to promote prevention of sexual violence, which will be held at East Tennessee State University on Thursday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.  Participating men will don high heels for this one-mile march through the ETSU campus, which will begin at the D.P. Culp University Center’s Cave patio.  Ladies may participate, too, but will be allowed to wear their sneakers!

This event is sponsored by OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy Sexuality Information for Students) and other campus and community organizations.

There is no registration fee for this year’s march – ETSU’s first, following successful marches in Chattanooga, Memphis and Asheville, N.C. – but in the future, the sponsors plan to expand the event and raise funds to help local organizations that support and assist victims of sexual and relationship violence.

There is a rental fee of $7 for shoes ($10 on race day; a limited number are still available), or participants may purchase their own high-heeled shoes.  Any donations received will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee.

For registration or more information, contact Kate Emmerich of the ETSU Counseling Center at (423) 439-4841 or .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.