ULM "Walks a mile in her shoes"

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Students and faculty at ULM showed their support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence...one step at a time.

Male students and faculty slipped on high heels for the 'Walk a Mile In Her Shoes' event.

Organizers say it's a way to show solidarity among genders and show support for victims.

After the walk there was a candlelight vigil. Survivors shared stories and students were able to open up about personal experiences.

A moving atmosphere and one ULM junior Ansell Jordan said was refreshing.

"People need to realize that abuse isn't a female thing, it's a human thing and everyone is going to go through it in same form or fashion," he said.

Organizers say this is the first year the've thrown the event, but after the response they say they plan to do it again next year.