Partnering With Advocates to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
As Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin has been traveling the state talking to residents about the need for stronger rights for crime victims, we’ve been incredibly lucky to meet a huge number of outstanding local victims’ advocates that are on the front lines of the daily fight to stand up for survivors and work to keep them safe. This week we were very lucky to partner with some of these advocates as the top sponsor of the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in Green Bay.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. In its fifth year in a row in Green Bay, the event raises funds and awareness by asking participants to put themselves “in the shoes” of victims by walking one mile in high heels, and all of the proceeds benefit Golden House and Sexual Assault Center of Family Services, two outstanding local organizations that work tirelessly to provide help and healing for survivors in their community.
The Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin team had a great time participating in the event and hearing the stories of those in the local community who joined us in the effort to raise funds and awareness. As prominent victims’ rights advocate and Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin supporter Teri Jendusa-Nicolai explained, “This partnership with local victims’ advocates is exactly what Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is all about- standing up for survivors and fighting to keep them safe.”