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.
- WHEN: April 13th, 2013 @ 10:00 am
- WHERE: North End of Market Street Promenade, Redding, CA
Then You Talk the Talk!
It's critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with sexualized violence don't even want to know it exists. It's ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it's already happened, how do you help them get help to recover?
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.
REGISTER TO WALK:
At the top of this page, click on "Become A Fundraiser". Then, click "Fundraise as an Individual", or "Create A Fundraising Team", or "Join a Fundraising Team" and follow the directions from there.
SPONSOR A WALKER:
At the top of this page, look for "Find a Fundraiser to Support". Then type in the first name, or last name, or team of the walker you'd like to sponsor.
Registration issues or questions? Call Chris Haedrich at (530) 221-1127