Center for Family Justice Holds 3rd Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

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by David F. Pendrys

FAIRFIELD, CT- On May 2nd the Center for Family Justice held the its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event The event spearheaded by CFJ and Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara is an offshoot of the Center’s White Ribbon campaign which encourages men to get involved in ending domestic and sexual violence. Chief MacNamara and numerous other men on the walk donned traditionally women’s shoes for the walk up the post road in Fairfield to Town Hall, though all the marchers no matter their gender or footwear were throwing their support behind stopping violence.

 

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Chief MacNamara speaking and reading a poem contributed by a survivor about the Center’s importance.

 

 

Senators Murphy and Blumenthal, as well as State Senator Hwang, Representatives McCarthy-Vahey, Kupchick, and Devlin, and First Selectman Tetreau were on hand as well to lend their support.

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CFJ CEO Debra Greenwood conducting the post walk program.

The Center for Family Justice is in the midst of a transition into a Family Justice Center, a unique concept that brings services for survivors all under one roof to help those who seek help get it in the smoothest process possible at an immensely difficult time.

For more info about Walk a Mile visit this year’s page, and for more info about CFJ visit here.

Editor’s note: The author is a volunteer for the Center for Family Justice.

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