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This event is an opportunity for men and people who identify as male, to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation's to men's sexualized violence against women. Men are encouraged to come strut their stuff as The University of Kansas American Medical Women's Association and the Office of Student Life host the annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes".
During the event, men walk a mile in women's shoes around the KUMC campus to raise awareness for domestic violence, and raise funds for the Rose Brooks Center. While it is not easy walking in these shoes, it is also not easy, particularly for men to speak about gender violence and sexual assault. We understand that men too are victims of sexual violence. This event welcomes and encourages participation from everyone who cares about this issue - regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.
Participants are encouraged to sign-up at any point with their shoe size and t-shirt size, to ensure they get the sizes they would like. AMWA will be providing shoes for all participants, however, men may bring their own women's shoes if they desire. Participation is open to all KUMC students, staff and faculty. The goal for each participant is to get $50 in donations before the day of the walk. Women are also critical to the event, as volunteers and donations can come from anywhere!
The actual event will start in the School of Nursing Atrium, where men can turn in their donations and pick up their shoes and t-shirts. They will then walk a mile around the campus in their heels. Lunch will be provided directly after the walk in Rieke Auditorium, while a guest speaker from Rose Brooks shares about their organization. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Brooks Center provides emergency shelter and services to women and children victims of domestic violence. www.rosebrooks.org