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Women’s Center Invites Men to Take a Walk

April 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Events, News

walkamile2[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center and the Violence Prevention and Response Project are again preparing for UMKC and Kansas City men to help stop violence against women by walking a mile in a woman’s shoes.

The annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes®: International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence event is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the University Playhouse, near 51st and Holmes St. in Kansas City, Mo. The march begins at 6 p.m., and a meal and raffle drawing begins at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will take place Tuesday, May 6.

Registration is required. The registration cost is $15 for students with their own heels; $20 for students renting heels from the Women’s Center; $30 for non-students with their own heels; and $50 for non-students with Women’s Center shoes. Non-participants can purchase meal tickets for $7.

Participants can register, donate online and learn more about the event at the Women’s Center. Proceeds benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project.

Frank Baird, a California-based psychotherapist, created Walk A Mile In Her Shoes in 2001 so men could help prevent sexual assault.

For more information, visit the national Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign.

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