The Wellspring, in collaboration with the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) Femhawks, will host its 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Wednesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. at ULM’s Quad. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to men’s sexualized violence against women. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
“As this area’s Accredited Sexual Assault Center, The Wellspring’s Counseling & Family Development Center (CFDC) sees first-hand the damaging impact caused by the trauma of sexual violence. We embrace the opportunity to engage with community partners to increase awareness in our community around this issue,” said Professional Services Director Lisa Longenbaugh of The Wellspring’s CFDC. “It is important that we come together to understand the experiences of those victimized by sexual assault and work to change perspectives, improve relationships, and unite as a community to take a stand against sexual violence.”
Longenbaugh wants the community to know that The Wellspring is here to help. “Our crisis lines are always open, and we can provide support, information and advocacy for those who experience sexual assault.” Victims can access these services by calling (318) 323-1505.