Register to participate in effort to stop violence against women
The Violence Prevention and Response Project and the Women’s Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are inviting men at UMKC and in the community to join the walk to help stop violence against women.
The 2015 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the University Playhouse, near 51st and Holmes Sts. in Kansas City. The march begins at 6 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Center and the Violence Prevention and Response Program. Registration is required here. The rain date is Tuesday, Sept.22.
“Attendance at our annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event has increased each year, and it shows the level of commitment of men on our campus and in our community to support ending gender violence,” said Michelle Kroner, Violence Prevention and Response manager.
Walking in women’s shoes helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence.
Free parking for community members is available on the fifth and sixth levels of the Cherry Street Garage, 51st and Cherry streets. For more information, contact the UMKC Women’s Center at 816-235-1638.