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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Take Back the Night Rally set for April 16

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi


Alpha Chi Omega sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi will host its first philanthropic event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Pride Field on the University's Hattiesburg campus. The Southern Miss Student Counseling Services will serve as event co-sponsor, which will also include a “Take Back the Night” rally.

Proceeds from the event, which is part of an international movement dedicated to raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence, will support the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention. The Shafer Center serves all survivors of sexual violence at any point following their experience through exemplary direct services, advocacy, education, training, and activism.

The event schedule is as follows:

*5:30-6:30 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - A fun-filled awareness walk where fraternity students, male students, male community members, and prominent male campus leaders/professors will walk a mile in women's red heels. Females are welcome to join.

*6:30-7 p.m. Enjoy live music, food, socializing and find out more about the Shafer Center.

*7-8 p.m. Take Back the Night Rally - Learn more about Domestic and Sexual Violence as speakers tell their stories and spread awareness.

For more information, contact Rachel Adinolfi at rachelmadinolfi@yahoo.com or call 504.232.1146.

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