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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is an annual march hosted by the non-profit agency Voice of Hope to raise funds and awareness about sexual assault and sex trafficking. The march is a one-mile walk and participants, if they chose to, donated four-inch high stilettos to speak out against sexual violence at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 4500 Avenue U.

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Voice of Hope hosts 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

By: Mallory Rosetta
Staff Writer

Apr 27, 2019

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is an annual march hosted by the non-profit agency Voice of Hope to raise funds and awareness about sexual assault and sex trafficking. The march is a one-mile walk and participants, if they chose to, donated four-inch high stilettos to speak out against sexual violence at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 4500 Avenue U.

McKenzie Garza

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Voice of Hope organization hosted the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march on Saturday, April 27, in Safety City at Clapp Park.

Participants in the event donned high heels and walked a mile around the park to raise awareness of sexual violence in Lubbock.

Leslie Timmons, the education director for Voice of Hope, said this is the 12th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March, and the purpose of the event is to end sexual assault.

“It does exist, and it is a huge problem in Lubbock,” she said.

The march is an international event, but Voice of Hope was the first group to bring it to Lubbock, Timmons said.

She hopes the march sheds light on the number of sexual assault and sex trafficking cases that occur in Lubbock and lets people know this is a real issue that happens, she said.

“There were 396 cases of sexual assault in Lubbock last year, and 37 cases were sex trafficking cases,” she said. “It does happen, but we are the agency who provides free direct services for those victims.”

Kelsey Brewer, the sexual assault therapeutic counselor for Voice of Hope, said her job is to talk to victims of sexual assault or sex trafficking and anyone around them who was affected by that and offer guidance to them.

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