Walk a Mile in Her 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, over 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 funds for the UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Program.

The 2017 Walk will be held on Thursday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. at the University Playhouse (51st and Holmes Streets). Free parking for community members is available on the 5th and 6th levels of the Cherry Street Garage located at 51st Street and Cherry Street (click here for a map). Please note that parking anywhere else without a UMKC parking pass may result in ticketing. Celebrate at Pizza 51 (5060 Oak St, KCMO) afterwards and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Women’s Center.

Registration for walkers is now open and you can register online here: http://www.umkcalumni.com/walkamile2017 Please note that we will have a limited number of high heels available for walkers — we encourage walkers to BYOS (bring your own shoes).

Online registration will close after Tuesday, October 3. You can also register in person at the event. Please note that all walker registration fees will increase by $5 for walk-in registrants.

To register as a sponsor, please fill out the online form: http://www.umkcalumni.com/walkamile2017

If you would like to register for or sponsor our event and will be paying by UMKC MoCode or check, please complete this form and mail it to the UMKC Women’s Center at the address below:

Brenda Bethman
Director, UMKC Women’s Center
105 Haag Hall
5120 Rockhill Road
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 

Registration Fees

  • $15 – Students ($5 tax-deductible)
  • $50 – Non-student with Women’s Center shoes ($30 tax-deductible)

Fees for walkers include a t-shirt.

Sponsorship Information

  • Sandals — $250 ($210 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for two walkers.
  • Ballet Flats — $500 ($420 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for four walkers.
  • Kitten Heels — $1,000 ($880 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for six walkers.
  • Mary Jane Pumps — $2,500 ($2,340 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for eight walkers.
  • Red Stilettos — $5,000 ($4,800 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for ten walkers.
  • Presenting — $10,000 ($9,600 is tax-deductible.) Includes registration for twenty walkers.

Table Sponsorships

Tables are available for corporate, non-profit, and campus sponsors at the following costs:

  • Corporate tables – $100 (includes: 6ft table, 2 chairs, 2 t-shirts)
  • Non-profit tables – $65 (includes: 6ft table, 2 chairs, 2 t-shirts)
  • UMKC department/organization – $50 (includes: 6ft table, 2 chairs, 2 t-shirts)

These tables are for the distribution of information only and the sale of merchandise is not permitted. To reserve a table, please contact Brenda Bethman at bethmanb@umkc.edu or 816.235.1643

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