Uptown, Dallas, TX, USA - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event
Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
Welcome to the 1st Annual Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
The Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence
Note: Children ages 12 and under are free.
Also note: Online registration closes on September 29, but you may register in person on the day of the walk for $30 (cash only). Persons registering after September 17 will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.
For information on how to pledge for an individual or team, please scroll down.
The Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition is proud to present the first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event on October 1st in Uptown Dallas. The mission of this walk is to engage men in being part of the solution to ending sexual 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 sexual violence. 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 is a fun and entertaining way to deliver the important message that rape affects us all.
Sexual violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their communities. Sexual violence is epidemic. Every two minutes someone in America is raped. In Texas, one in five women is a victim of sexual assault. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, your girlfriend, your wife, your coworker, or your daughter.
The walk will benefit the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition (DCSAC). DCSAC members include law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, medical and mental health agencies and many area non-profit agencies providing victim services. In 2001, DCSAC was established to provide a forum to assess, explore, and recommend better outcomes for victims/survivors of sexual violence. There are two primary objectives: 1) To improve the provision of services to victims of sexual assault in Dallas County by providing thorough efficient, sensitive, and interdisciplinary services, and 2) To ensure meaningful community collaboration in the services provided to victims of sexual assault and a forum of support for the organizations, professionals, and first-responders providing services. DCSAC is committed to meeting the diverse needs of sexual assault victims.
What to Bring: We encourage walkers to bring water bottles, sign to carry while they walk and dress alike if part of a team. This is a great opportunity to show the community that your business is taking a stand against sexual violence.
- Males are encouraged to wear heels (any color and style)
- Women and children are welcome to walk as supporters
Pledge to Individual or Team:
Invite your community to support your participation in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event by raising pledges.
Instructions for pledging:
1) Visit walk11dallastx.eventbrite.com;
2) Go to Ticket Information;
3) Enter pledge amount and click Order Now;
4) Enter billing information, individual or team name, walker’s email (walker will receive a confirmation of pledge).
For your convenience, we have provided a sample message that can be sent to your supporters.
Subject: Pledge to See Me Walk a Mile in Heels
Dear friends and family,
On October 1st, I will be participating in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a men’s march to end sexual violence. I am requesting your support through pledges as I walk a mile in heels to deliver the message that men play an important role in ending sexual violence. Instructions for pledging: 1) Visit walk11dallastx.eventbrite.com; 2) Go to Ticket Information; 3) Enter pledge amount and click Order Now; 4) Enter billing information, my name/team name ___________, my email _________ and I will receive a confirmation of your pledge. Pledges of $25 or more will receive a t-shirt. Also, consider showing your support by walking beside me or cheering me on event day.
Tax Information: Registrations are not tax deductible, however all donations are. Persons donating over $50.00 will receive tax receipt information via email.
To purchase shoes:
Men, you can find your shoes at Electrique Boutique online or call
stores for availability. www.electriqueboutique.com
4830 Greenville Avenue
2152 West Northwest Highway Suite 100
770 East Road to Six Flags #118
At the Lincoln Square Shopping Center
Below is the walk route for your convenience
Norte Dame School
2106 Allen Street
No parking in the priest residential spaces
McKinney Avenue Tavern
2822 McKinney Avenue
214.969.1984 .3 miles
2702 McKinney Avenue
William B. Travis Middle School
3001 McKinney Avenue
Booker T Washington High School
Main Parking Lot
2600 Woodall Rogers, Under Bridge
2305 N. Central Expressway
(North End of Lot)
214.9530.0460 .5 miles
Scan the buzz code for an opportunity to win two cowboy tickets to the November 6th, game against the Seattle Seahawks.
When & Where
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® International
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is a project of Venture Humanity, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation.
Men literally walk one mile in women's high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.
For a specific Walk Event, contact that Local Walk Organizer directly.
Each Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Day Event is individually and locally organized under a license from Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, a Venture Humanity, Inc. Project.