Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The mission of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is to co-create a united gender movement where men will be a part of the solution to ending sexualized violence by marching a mile in heeled shoes. Men participating in Walk a Mile in her Shoes® will provide their own heels for the event. Women are encouraged to wear tennis shoes.

This years event is Tuesday April 14, 2015 with check-in beginning at 5 p.m. by the Student Green/Risman Plaza.

SCHEDULE FOR EVENT

TIME SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ADDITIONAL DETAILS
5:00 PM Check-In and Registration

Get comfortable in your shoes
Games: Hula Hoop, Limbo and Runway Walk Contest

5:30 PM Welcome and Keynote Speaker
6:00 PM Walk Begins at the Student Center
6:30 PM Walk Ends at the Esplanade Extension Awards, Door Prizes, Flashperks, Extra Credit Slips and Collect Shoes

REGISTRATION

Early registration will take place in March 2015.

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.

Tips for Shoe Shopping

SHOE DONATIONS

We are currently collecting high heel shoes - sizes 12 and higher for this year's 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 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2014 event Thank yous 

Thank you to the following offices and student groups for helping to plan the 2014 event:

  • The Women's Center
  • Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services
  • Greek Councils
  • University Health Services - Office of Health Promotions
  • Residence Services
  • Kent Interhall Council
  • Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Students Against Sexual Assault
  • Inclusive Actions Movement
  • Center for Student Involvement
  • Undergraduate Studies

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.

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