Apr 17, 2012

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 20

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a gender violence awareness event where men show their support for the women in their lives by wearing high heels. 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 to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.

Take the Pledge. Get a Chair Massage. A free t-shirt for each walker and supporter, prizes, and lunch!

While this is a fun event, please be mindful that our goal is to raise awareness and start discussions about gender based violence and not an opportunity to mock women or the LGBT community. Please register before the event to help us in our planning. Mayor Bernard Carvalho has already registered for the walk and we are encouraging council members, fire fighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and attorneys to join us as they did last year. 

WAM 2011 Kaua'i Video: http://vimeo.com/28588388

Participants from last year's Men's March proudly show their support to stop the violence.
WAM 2011. Photo by: C.Mooy
"Every single minute, 24 people across America are victims of violence by an intimate partner — more than 12 million every year. Forty-five percent of the women killed in this country die at the hands of their partner... ," Sen. Patty Murray, Washington State.

WAM 2012 Kauai will be April 20 in the One Stop Center lobby at 12 noon.
Check-in starts earlier. Register online: http://kauccwalk12.eventbrite.com/

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
Counselor and WAM Coordinator
(808) 245-8381

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