Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Friday, April 12, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Lihue, United States
“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 remediation to sexualized violence.”
KAUA’I COMMUNITY COLLEGE will be hosting our 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event on Friday, April 12, 2013. The route starts at the One Stop Center and it will go up to the Campus Center circles back and returns to the One Stop Center. Teams have signed up in the past and walkers have custom designed their own t-shirts. Shoes and decorated slippers are provided or you may bring your own; just be sure to return borrowed shoes at the end of the walk.
WHY WALK? Sexual violence affects not only women but men who care about women.The walk is about getting men involved in putting an end to sexual violence in our community.The Walk helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, gain a new perspective, help improve gender relationships and decrease the potential for violence. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.
CONTEST: The individual signing up the most male walkers wins a grand prize from one of our sponsors. Contact Frances at: 245-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a contest entry form.
SURVEY COMMENTS FROM OUR LAST WALK . . .
"This event made me aware of the pain women go through on a daily basis. I now have great respect for all women who wear high heels, the shoes are very painful. Let us stop pain and domestic violence!"
"Keeps you thinking how to better your relationship"
"It was beneficial to helping me take a stand and humbling myself"
10:30 Organize & assign Supporters to work stations, prep info, signs, info and registration tables
11:00 Supporters to assist in registering Walkers, distributing shoes, t-shirts, etc.
11:15 Begin Program: Welcome Address, Speakers, Proclamation Reading, and Take a Pledge to End Violence
11:45 Warm-Up Exercise, Supporters line up along path with pom poms, signs, etc.
12:00 WALK Begins - distribute banner/signs carried by Walkers and Supporters
12:30 LUNCH - complete a short survey
1:30 Continue inspriational speeches, door prizes, and make announcements
2:00 Clean Up or Take down, Everyone
MAHALO, KAUA'I !
When & Where
Kaua'i Community College
Kaua‘i Community College provides a transfer-level liberal arts education, but also offers a variety of vocational and professional training programs. Four-year and graduate degrees are offered through the University Center.