Colorado Springs- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (MST)
Colorado Springs, CO
Put Yourself in Her Shoes™
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.
*All registered march participants will receive a T-Shirt and must wear it during the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
*Must provide your own shoes(limited quantities will be available).
*For official Walk a Mile Shoes go to http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/Store/shoestore.html
*To avoid online registration fees, you can visit the UCCS info desk in University Center at 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy and register in person at the desk.
For more information about this specific Walk Event, please contact the person and organization listed below.
Respect on Campus
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
435 Gold Pass Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
- Provides immediate safety for women and children in crisis.
- Empowers survivors through programs and support such as advocacy and counseling.
- Creates a safer future for all families through education and awareness outreach in schools, businesses and civic organizations.
TESSA is the primary agency dedicated specifically and solely to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado. We employ more than 50 full- and part-time staff operating on an annual budget of approximately $2 million, and 81 percent of our budget goes directly to programs with remaining funds underpinning and sustaining efficient administration and development of programs.
TESSA firmly supports victims' rights to confidentiality in all areas of our work. Per Colorado Revised Statute (13-90-107 (k)), TESSA must hold all information related to service provision confidential.
TESSA strives to embrace cultural differences in all aspects of our work. A culturally inclusive organization acknowledges and incorporates the principles of:
- Reflecting the diversity of the community served in the staff, volunteers and interns
- Valuing cultural differences through policies, practices, and community image
- Prevention, identification and removal of discriminatory barriers in TESSA's recruitment, hiring, training, retention, career development, promotion, benefits, and pay policies and practices
- Providing accessible and relevant services to all
- Delivering programs and services in a way that reflects the culture and traditions of the people served
- Self-reflection on our individual and institutional biases with a commitment to addressing them
- Conscious efforts to identify, address, and eliminate all forms of oppression
TESSA promotes the values of inclusivity at all levels of the organization. Our position on non-discrimination is to provide services to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, physical or mental handicap, marital status, or age. Our non-discrimination policy applies to serving clients, hiring practices, internal promotions, training, terminations, use of outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in dealings with donors and the general public.
TESSA strives to be known as an organization where employees are mission-focused, create extraordinary results, and enjoy their work. In addition, we want our organization to have a culture of open, honest communication and inclusivity.
When & Where
Respect on Campus (ROC)
Respect on Campus (ROC) serves as a violence prevention program to the UCCS community. The program is federally funded through the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women.
Through a coordinated community response approach, we train students, staff, faculty and law enforcement, and we work to revise judicial policies to align more closely with Title IX mandates.