'Walk a Mile' event at Towson raises awareness of violence against women

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March 27, 2012

The Towson University Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Committee will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a men's march to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence, April 20, at 11:30 a.m.

The event marks April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and invites men to walk a mile on the campus in a pair of women's shoes.

Participating in the Towson walk will be several individuals from the athletics department, including Director of Athletics Mike Waddell, players from the football, men's soccer and men's golf teams and coaches from the football team, men's and women's soccer, volleyball and women's track and field.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration and sign-making at the University Union. There will be two opening speakers at noon before the walk begins at 12:15 p.m. Residents from the greater Towson community are invited to attend.

The Towson University Police Department will escort participants along a 1-mile route on campus, followed by a rally with speakers and artists, refreshments and on- and off-campus resources.

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