Saturday April 27, 2019
Lindenwood University - Belleville
Check-in: 9:00 am, Walk Begins: 10:00 am
$10 per Walker
But Why Heels?
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 you to literally walk a mile in high-heeled shoes. It may not be easy for everyone to walk in these shoes, but it is great fun. Not only does this event bring people together, but it also initiates an important community conversation about a topic that is often extremely difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
One in six American women become victims of sexual assault. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, your girlfriend, your wife, your coworker, or your daughter. We are committed to helping the survivors, and their families, heal from the trauma of sexual assault while simultaneously work to promote prevention education. These tireless efforts are made to create a community free of sexual violence. When you walk, you let your community know that you are against sexual assault in all forms as well as show your support the work of the Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit at Call for Help, Inc.
Why Does it Matter?
The symbolic gesture of walking in heels is more than just an entertaining awareness-raising event, but rather an opportunity to walk-the-walk AND talk-the-talk. By participating, you are demonstrating courage and a willingness to stand up & make a difference! With your help, we can continue both the fight against gender-based sexual violence and our work of changing lives for the better.