Iowa Valley Grinnell students “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”
Tuesday / May 2, 2017
A group of about 40 Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell students and staff hosted the annual “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event on April 20 in Grinnell. According to coordinator Laura Armstrong, IVG English Faculty, this is the 7th year that IVG has hosted this event, which is part of the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Grinnell High School and BGM High School students walked with the IVG students. The participants walked one mile, with the girls wearing footwear of their choice and the guys wearing high heels. The event is a somewhat playful opportunity to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediations to sexualized violence against women.