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.