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ATHENS, May 15, 2013-- The East Texas Crisis Center will be hosting the 1st Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event June 1, 2013 during Fiddlers Festival. The international Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence against Women. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event is a playful opportunity for men in our community to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediation’s to sexualized violence.
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 ask men to literally walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but its fun and it gets the community to talk about something that is really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.
Registration is open now. Deadline to register is April 15, so man up and come walk for the women in your life. Let’s stop the violence against women in our community. Special shoes design for men size will be provided. You can walk as an individual or have a team (teams limited to 5 men).
Come by the East Texas Crisis Center or Athens Review and register. For more information contact: Donna Johnson, 903-675-2137 or Kim Walker, 903-477-1706.
KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with East Texas Crisis Center's Donna Johnson about the event. Click below to hear interview.
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