Fairfield, neighbors 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'

Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara (right) and hundreds more stepped out to show support for victims of domestic and sexual violence Saturday, April 27, in 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.' (John Kovach Photo)

Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara (right) and hundreds more stepped out to show support for victims of domestic and sexual violence Saturday, April 27, in ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.’ (John Kovach Photo)

Wearing red pumps, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara led hundreds in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Saturday, April 27, raising awareness of violence against women.

Saturday’s was the first “Walk a Mile” event held by the Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, Executive Director Deb Greenwood said. “Walk a Mile,” a national program in which some men participate, as MacNamara did, wearing women’s shoes, has been held in this area, but not by the Center for Women and Families.

It will become an annual event, MacNamara said speaking at Fairfield Town Hall after the walk, in one of the six towns served by the Center for Women and Families: Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

Police chiefs and officers from all six towns participated in the Fairfield walk, though not all wore women’s shoes for the walk.

Also in attendance were Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Easton First Selectman Thomas Herman, state Sen. John McKinney, state representatives Kim Fawcett, Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

More coverage will appear in Thursday’s Fairfield Sun.

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