Save the Date
Our second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Oshkosh is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The event will begin at 4.30pm in the Titan Underground at UW Oshkosh. More details about registration to follow. If you're interested in being a cosponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about cosponsorship options.
We just want to thank everyone for participating in our first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Oshkosh event! We are absolutely thrilled with the number of people willing to show up and take a visible stand against gender violence. We plan to make this an annual event, so be sure to join us next year!
We also owe a very special thank you Debra Blevons and Northwestern Mutual for supporting our students with the registration fee. They generously donated four of the five dollars so up to 100 students could participate for $1 - but we could still meet our fundraising goals for Christine Ann and Reach Counseling. For more information about Northwestern Mutual, visit their website here.
No matter whose shoes you’re wearing, sexual violence affects everyone.
Whether someone is wearing heels and a skirt or sweatpants and crocs, there’s no excuse for gendered violence. To say that “immodest attire” invites rape is not only skirting the real issue, but it’s insulting to men—as if seeing a bit of skin suddenly robs men of their better judgment. So, grab a pair of heels and come walk a mile with us to show that attire is not consent or an excuse!
From the official website:
"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. Our mission 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 these knowledges and skills interpersonally and politically. - walkamileinhershoes.org"
Men are encouraged to wear high heels for this mile-long walk. Women are encouraged to come as they are (feel free to wear heels, tennis shoes, flats, slippers, or whatever else you'd like).
Past Events: Spring 2013
When: May 1st - 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Meet in the Titan Underground for a walk around campus
(rainy day location in upper Kolf)
Campus Cosponsors: Titan Athletics, Inter-Fraternity Council, CARE, Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans Association, Women's Advocacy Council and the LGBTQ Resource Center.
For the May 1, 2013 event: The first twenty registrants were loaned a pair of high heels for the day. There was a $5 registration fee for the event. All proceeds will be donated to Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services and Reach Counseling.
Keep up to date by visiting our Facebook event page.