Spring 2013 Events
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
This years event is Tuesday April 16, 2013 with registration beginning at 5 PM in the Risman Plaza/Student Green.
Help promote the event by downloading and posting the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Flyer
Early registration will be taking place from March 11 through March 22. Everyone who registers during this time will be guarenteed a drawstring backpack filled with coupons and goodies from around the area.
You can register through April 10th online. After April 10th, you will need to register at the door. All those who register after March 22nd are not guarenteed a drawstring backpack.
GETTING YOUR SHOES
Men are encouraged to go out and find their own shoes to wear for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® We have created a flyer to help you in located shoes that are the right size.
We are currently collecting high heel shoes - sizes 10 and higher for this yeras event. Shoe donations of one or two pairs would be greatly appreciated and accepted at Kent State's Women's Center (125 Midway Drive, Kent, OH 44243), Monday thru Friday from 9 AM -4 PM.
Shoe Donation Flyer: Please download our flyer to post and share with others.
From the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes National Organization
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to sexualized violence. First You Walk the Walk: There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
Website to WAM: http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/
Take Back the Night
Thursday April 25
The Women’s Center takes a stand against sexual violence by joining the Take Back the Night Foundation and 9 other institutions and centers across the United States in "Ten Points of Light to Take Back the Night." The Women’s Center hosts an annual "Take Back the Night" march, which is followed by a name burning and candlelit vigil in support of survivors of sexual violence.
There are opportunities to volunteer in many different capacities and to join the Take Back the Night (TBTN) Steering Committee. For more information contact Jennie O'Connell, SART Education Intervention Coordinator at 330-672-9230 or email@example.com.