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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Written by Chris Herman

        Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Women's Center is coordinating a one-mile march to address issues of gender violence on April 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in front of the Student Center.

        The event is designed to promote gender equality by critically examining cultural ideals of gender and gender relations. Students, faculty and the public are invited to participate and help address issues of how gender is shaped by social class, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and geographic location.

       According to the National Association for Women (NOW), one woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States. NOW also reports that three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husband or male lovers.

       For more information on the event, contact Starsheemar Byrum at (860) 465-4313 or byrums@easternct.edu.

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