The Grand Rapids "Slut Walk" is taking place in downtown Grand Rapids this afternoon.

Organizers are expecting hundreds of people to walk to bring awareness to victim blaming.

The walk starts at Veterans Park at 12:30 p.m.

Those participating will walk around downtown to express women's empowerment.

The goal of the group is to fight against the belief that any aspect of a woman's appearance might explain or excuse rape.

On their Facebook page, Grand Rapids SlutWalk organizers say,

This event is NOT only for women, and it isn't about freedom to have as many partners as you wish. It's about bringing awareness to how our culture and institutions police the way that people present themselves and how they come about their sexuality. Everyone who supports the idea of sexual and personal autonomy and keeping our law enforcement and perpetrators, not the victims, accountable, should come out!

Everyone is invited to the event which is being sponsored by the local chapter of the National Organization for Women.