April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University at Buffalo and Crisis Services Advocate Program is on its way to pulling off the 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. For anyone who is not aware of this event, the idea is to get as many men as possible to join together for a one-mile walk… wearing pairs of women’s high-heeled shoes! The mission is to raise awareness about the issues of gender relations and sexual violence, in a fun and healthy way.
The Walk a Mile march (Facebook) is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Noon. Please consider joining in with a host of area colleges, community organizations and businesses as they come together to support these oft-underground issues. The march starts at Crisis Services (2969 Main Street at Hertel). According to march advocate Todd Warfield, “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. It is a fun opportunity for men to take a stand with women as allies, raise awareness, and rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence.”
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
All proceeds go to support the Advocate Program at Crisis Services, the NYS designated rape crisis center of Erie County, which provides confidential response & support services for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence, and elder abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.