Walk a mile in her Shoes
September 9, 2017
The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to men’s sexualized violence against women.
When September 9, 2017 (Check in begins at 9:30 am, Walk starts at 11:15 am followed by a BBQ and other activities)
Where Kentville Town Square
Why To raise eyebrows and funds for Chrysalis House!
You can raise funds by hand or set up your personal donation page here: https://royallepage.myetap.org/fundraiser/walkamilevalley/
Royal LePage pays the costs of administration so 100% of every dollar goes directly to supporting long-term violence prevention and education programs. To date, we have raised over $25,000 for Chrysalis House here in the Valley!
The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to women’s shelters and ending violence against women and children; having raised more than $24 million to support over 30,000 women and children and well over 100 shelters and programs across Canada. For more information on the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, visit www.royallepage.ca/shelter
Download event materials below:
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 it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexualized violence against women.
Then You Talk the Talk
It’s critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men’s sexualized violence against women don’t want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it’s already happened, how do you help them recover.