Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to walk a mile in women’s 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 people have 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 2019 Walk will be held on Thursday, September 19, 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 Oak Street parking garage a (click here for a map). Please note that parking anywhere else without a UMKC parking pass may result in ticketing.
New for 2019 — this event is now free to all and no registration is required! Please note that we will have a limited number of high heels available for walkers — we encourage walkers to BYOS (bring your own shoes). People of all genders and ages are welcome to walk. Wearing high heels is encouraged, but not required.
Rain location: Jazzman’s, Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street.
Co-sponsored by: the Violence Prevention & Response Program, Office of Student Involvement, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, LGBTQIA+ Programs & Services, Student Auxiliary Services, Residential Life, Kansas City Athletics, Division of Student Affairs, Title IX Office, Multicultural Student Affairs, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, University Advancement, MComm, University Libraries, and Student Government Association