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Press Release for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Men ‘Walk in a Woman’s Shoes’ to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

Jessica Barber, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

            The University of North Florida Women’s Center will observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the “Walk in a Woman's Shoes” event at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, on the Osprey Plaza at the Student Union on the UNF campus.

 

            “This project initiates a conversation about a topic that often goes undiscussed,” said coordinator Brandi Wynne.

 

            “Walk in a Woman's Shoes” aims to raise awareness of the severity and frequency of atrocities against women. The event will honor and remember those who have lost their lives to violence or survived sexual violence.

 

            The sexual assault awareness event will feature men walking an outlined course in women’s high-heeled shoes or other decorated footwear.

 

            Additionally, there will be a “Clothesline Project,” which is a physical representation of victims or survivors of any type of sexual violence. Students will decorate a shirt, bed sheet or pillowcase to honor or remember those who have been affected by sexual violence.

 

  This event, while serious in nature, is educational and fun for all involved. Along with the activities, informational booths and tables will be available to educate students, faculty and staff about the community resources associated with sexual assault intervention and prevention.

 

            For more information about “Walk in a Woman's Shoes,” contact Brandi Wynne, UNF Women’s Center events coordinator, at (904) 620-2528 or at b.wynne@unf.edu .

 

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures -rounded education.

 

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