Voice of Hope: Sexual Assault Prevention Begins With Reaching Children [INTERVIEW]
Voice of Hope will be hosting its 8th Annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event on Saturday, April 18 in Lubbock, Leslie Timmons told Lubbock's First News.
"We want men to come out and march and use their voice to speak out against sexual assault," said Timmons, who works with Voice of Hope.
The funds that are raised from the event will stay in the Lubbock area. The funds are used to provide services to sexual assault victims and sex trafficking victims.
Prevention begins with reaching children at a young age, Timmons noted.
"We really need to reach children at a young age to teach them healthy relationships and boundaries and emotional self control," Timmons said. "A lot of kids that I speak to have no idea what a healthy relationship is suppose to look like and how we're suppose to treat people with respect. Instead of teaching people how to not be victims we want to teach people how to not be perpetrators."
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Men's March will be on Saturday, April 18 at the Lubbock County Courthouse with a barbecue to follow for participants. Pre-registration for the event can be done online for $30, while onsite registration on the day of the event is $35 with shoes of all sizes available for walkers.
Listen to the entire interview with Leslie Timmons in the video above.
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