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Jacksonville State University Prepares to Spend One Day Without Shoes


Freshman Forum is excited to announce that the sixth annual One Day Without Shoes at JSU will be held Wednesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Theron Montgomery Building Lawn. This day reminds us that there are numerous children and young adults suffering from the consequences of not having suitable footwear. Not only are there diseases linked to having improper footwear, but many village schools require children to wear shoes in order to attend--an issue many of our students can't imagine. Providing children with school uniforms, which often include shoes, can increase attendance by 62%. 

This day of awareness will be filled with activities on the lawn including barefoot relays, one-for-one crafts, scavenger hunts, and more! The day will culminate with our "barefoot parade" around Trustee Circle at 2:45 p.m., where students, staff, and faculty can join and get a first-hand experience of what going barefoot daily would feel like.

In the days prior to this event, Freshman Forum students will be in the TMB auditorium taking "barefoot pledges" from students pledging to participate in this day and join the barefoot parade. 

For more information, please contact Joshua Robinson in Student Life at ext. 5493.

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