Bringing attention to sensitive topics such as domestic abuse usually requires a somber attitude and an eye for tact and sensitivity. Sometimes, however, it simply needs fraternity men walking around the student union and campus wearing women's shoes.
Fort Hays State University's fraternities will host the sixth annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to raise awareness for the victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Proceeds will go to Jana's Campaign and Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services, two local organizations dedicated to fighting and exposing domestic abuse.
The pageant will be at 6 p.m. on March 3, in FHSU's Memorial Union and will feature speakers from Jana's Campaign and Options before the culmination of the night when the men from FHSU Greek Life, student organizations, faculty and athletic teams will literally walk one mile in women's shoes.
Registration to walk is $15 and includes a t-shirt. Participants can register at the Walk a Mile table in the Memorial Union on Feb. 19, Feb. 24 or Feb. 27. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the FHSU Center for Student Involvement at 785-628-4664.