Bod Brief: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event going to benefit YWCA


The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event will be held on Oct. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. this year, on the East Union Lawn.

The event offers an opportunity for men in the community to raise awareness against sexual assault. Men from across the community are invited to come “walk a mile in her shoes”, where they will be expected to participate in the walk sporting a pair of high-heeled shoes.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and will then be followed by opening remarks by the director of YWCA, Michelle McCormick and Vice President of Washburn’s Student Life, Eric Grospitch. The first walk is set to begin at 9:40 a.m., and the second will follow at 10:15 a.m.

The event requires a $10 registration fee, and all proceeds will go to YWCA. The event is still looking for large-sized women’s heels for the event, if you know where some could be located, and for more information on the event, contact Jessica Neumann Barraclough at [email protected] or (785) 670-1723