Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event set for April 8
2/10/2017, 9:46 p.m.
The Petersburg Sheriff’s Office and the Petersburg Task Force on Domestic Violence want to bring attention to the causes, effects and remediation to men’s sexualized violence against women.
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” an event that is part of the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Cameron Field in Petersburg.
The event invites male participants to walk a mile in women’s shoes to demonstrate support for domestic violence victims and to raise money to provide services for victims and their families.
This is the second year the Petersburg agencies have sponsored the event.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic assaults account for 15 percent of all violent crime.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate.
Registration is $10, with all proceeds to benefit the support, advocacy and education efforts of James House, an organization helping people affected by sexual and domestic violence and stalking.
To register, visit www.thejameshouse.org, or call the Petersburg Sheriff’s Office at (804) 733-2369.