Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at Kent State University
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 15, 2014 with registration beginning at 5 PM in the Student Center Ballroom
SCHEDULE FOR EVENT
Help promote the event by downloading and posting the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Flyer
You can register through April 15th online. After April 14th, you will need to register at the door.
GETTING YOUR SHOES
We will be hosting a Shoe Exchange - April 9 & 10 from 11 AM - 1PM on the 1st floor of the Student Center. Men can come try on different shoes to find the perfect fit. Women are invited to drop off donations of high heeled shoes sizes 11 and up.
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 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 AM -4 PM.
SHOE EXCHANGE - You can also drop off shoes on Tuesday April 9 and Wednesday April 10 from 11 - 1 PM on the 1st Floor of the Student Center.
Shoe Donation Flyer: Please download our flyer to post and share with others.
Thank you to the following Offices and Student Groups for helpign to plan this years event.
The Women's Center, Sexual Assault Response Team, 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, Graduate Student Senate, Exploratory Advising Center and Townhall II.
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/