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Men walk a mile in high heels for charity

Redwood Times

913 days ago   Article ID# 1510278
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

GARBERVILLE, CALIFORNIA (Redwood Times) - On Saturday, April 7, at Arts Alive, North Coast Rape Crisis Team will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, an award-winning event that encourages men to wear high heels and walk a mile for charity. This event will not only raise funds, but it will kick off sexual assault awareness month.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® events are political and performance art with public, personal and existential messages. At a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event there is no distinction between performer and audience. The purpose is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence, provides them with prevention and remediation strategies and empowers them to further develop and implement knowledge and skills interpersonally and politically.

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, one in six American women is a survivor of sexual assault and only 40% of survivors report the incident. As many as 73% of survivors know their assailants, so talking about sexual assault may actually prevent it from happening to someone you love. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® gets communities discussing sexual violence in a fun event for men, women and children.

The event will feature local politicians, fireman, police officers, veterans, and local businesses. Massage therapists from Eureka Spa will be available to rub participants’ achy feet after the walk.

Shoe selection and rally begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Old Town with the Walk starting at 6:30 p.m.

To register to walk or donate to the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, contact Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak at vp24@humboldt.edu or (530) 448-9458.

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Updated 913 days ago   Article ID# 1510278

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