walk a mileWinona State University will sponsor the second annual Winona Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Windom Park (on Broadway and Huff).

Hosted by the WSU Gender-Based Violence program, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes is a men’s march to raise money and awareness to end domestic violence and sexual assault. All proceeds benefit the Winona Women’s Resource Center (WRC).

Onsite registration and shoe pick-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. the day of the event. Registration forms can be found at www.facebook.com/WinonaWalkAMileInHerShoes or at the WRC, 77 East Fifth Street. Registration is $25 per person.

Putting an end to gender-based violence is a campus-wide responsibility, said President Scott Olson. Events like Walk A Mile help raise awareness and allow student leaders to get involved and show their support.

“You have to bring it into the light to end it, so we’re going to bring it into the light,” said Olson. “Until every member of this society—man or woman—is safe, and there is no such thing as gender-based violence, we’ve got a long ways to go.”

WSU’s Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Program works to improve campus safety and gender equality at WSU. In 2013 the program received an almost $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice to build and strengthen its efforts, which include the GBV Helpline in conjunction with the WRC (507-457-5610) and training for campus educators and peer advocates.

For more information, contact Adam Bahr at ABahr10@winona.edu