Register now for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2017

By , September 12, 2017 9:22 am

Register now for UMKC’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, which will be on the UMKC campus Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. starting at the University Playhouse on 51st and Holmes Streets.

The walk is open to faculty, staff and students as well as community members.  Please note that we will have a limited number of high heels available for walkers — we encourage walkers to BYOS (bring your own shoes).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. Walking in women’s shoes helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence.

Since 2007, more than 1,000 have people participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at UMKC. Their participation helped raise awareness of rape, sexual assault, and gender violence, as well as raise funds for the UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Program.

 

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