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The 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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.

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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