“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Today at the University of Southern Indiana



The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, 

Sexual Assault & Gender Violence”

April 7, 2015 at the University of Southern Indiana

Inspired by the old saying, “You can’t understand a person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” men will literally walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes on April 7, 2015 on the University of Southern Indiana campus to protest rape, sexual assault & gender violence.  Men, women and children are invited to participate in the Walk planned by Albion Fellows Bacon Center and USI’s Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann, Evansville Police Department Chief Billy Bolin, and other men are going to walk in high-heeled shoes to raise awareness about rape.

Registration for the Walk will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions building on USI’s campus.  This year’s walk will feature a local male volunteer who will discuss why he has taken the steps he does to help make a difference.  After the walk, Wedding, Hermann, and Bolin will pledge with students and community members to make a difference.  Men, women, and children are invited to participate.


The Walk is organized by Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the University of Southern Indiana Sexual Assault/Gender Violence prevention group and sponsored by a number of USI campus organizations, including Fraternity and Sorority Life of USI, USI Student Government Association SOS Grants, and Student Housing Association of USI.  Community sponsors include Holly’s House, Fraternal Order of Police #73, Lampion Center, YWCA, Boyd Electric and SouthWest Graphix among others.

A woman is raped every 90 seconds in America.  Albion Fellows Bacon Center provided sexual assault services to 552 primary and secondary victims in 2014.  Albion is a non-profit agency serving victims of domestic and sexual violence.   We provide emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, short-term individual crisis counseling, support groups, and legal and medical advocacy to victims, their friends and family.  All of the services are free of charge.  For more information about this event or how to get involved, please contact Christina Wicks at Albion Fellows Bacon Center, 812-422-9372 or by email at christina.wicks@albionfellowsbacon.org.  More information about the national Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence can be found on the internet at www.walkamileinhershoes.org.