Join the movement to help end sexual violence. On Saturday, May, 2017 at the Mississippi State Capitol, families from across the state will participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.
Registration: 8:00 am
Opening: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:30 am
Reception: 11:00 am
We are inviting families to participate in a one-mile walk to raise awareness around the issues of rape, sexual assault and gender violence. This march empowers men to join in the efforts of women, by literally walking in high heels, to make our communities a safer place to live, and it provides an opportunity for communities to talk about these important issues.
Each walker is encouraged to dress in red and wear red high heel shoes (optional) and asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $10 (Individual) $40 (Team) to help the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault continue efforts to bring awareness and prevent sexual violence in our communities.
Or register via SurveyMonkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WALKAMILE17.
The registration fee for individuals is $10. The registration fee for teams of 4 is $40.
Ways to Participate
You may participate as an Individual. This is a great way to meet others that are working to end sexual violence.
Form a Team that consists of up to four. Forming a team to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, presented by Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a great way to have fun with family, friends and coworkers, as well as, to support sexual violence prevention and programming in our community.
Become a Donor by making a charitable contribution to the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault to support the cause.
Volunteer your time. There are many opportunities to provide hands-on assistance to ensure that Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a success!
For more information, please contact Eva Jones at 601-953-5747 or MSCASA at 601-948-0555; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. First held in 2001 in Los Angeles, this national event has grown each year since. The Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault hosted its first Walk A Mile event in 2009.
Put Yourself in Her Shoes
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexual violence.
First You Walk the Walk
There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but its fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
Then You Talk the Talk
It’s critical to open communication about sexual violence. While hidden away, it’s immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with it often don’t even want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced it themselves want to forget about it. How do you get them talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And after it’s happened, how do you get them to talk about it so they can recover?
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® provides several opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.