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Registration is coming for 2015!

Our third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Oshkosh is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6th. The event will begin at 4.30PM in the Reeve Ballroom at UW Oshkosh.

 

A Chance to Take a Stand: 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. Join us for Walk a Mile®!

 

A Chance to Give: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and Reach Counseling provide many services to our community. While there's no cost to register this year, we are offering this opportunity to raise money for these two organizations (see below for details). You can also still donate via cash or check at the Women's Center or on the day of the Walk.

A Chance to Win: If you, or your group, fall in one of the following categories, then there’s a chance to win an award:

 

(1) The person who wears the tallest heels for the walk. Judging begins at 4.30! (Neither the Women's Center nor planning committee will be held responsible for injury during this event. Only wear what you can safely walk in!)

 

(2) The individual who raises the most money. Online donors need to include who they are sponsoring!

 

(3) The group that raises the most money (student groups, staff, athletic teams, or Greek organizations, etc.) Online donors need to include what group they are sponsoring.

 

(4) The group with the largest attendance at the Walk (student groups, staff in particular departments, athletic teams, or Greek organizations, etc.) For this, you must register in advance and check in on the day of for an official count.


Co-Sponsors to be announced

 

It's More than *just* a Walk

This year, we invite you to take Walk a Mile in Her Shoes(R) one step further. In addition to participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes(R) Oshkosh, if you attend at least four out of six of the following events, and sign in with an Oshkosh Walk representative using your Titan ID, we will give you a free Walk t-shirt. These will be handed out during our event on April 30th.

The events you can choose from all support the message of our Walk and will provide you with fun, educational experiences that will help us build a campus climate which says 'no' to gender violence.

Event  Date Time Place
 Laci Green 9/25  6:00PM Reeve Ballroom
Take Back the Night 10/8  5:30PM Reeve Ballroom 
 Tunnel of Oppression 11/17-18  Varies Reeve Ballroom
 Charlotte Laws 4/9 6:30PM Reeve Ballroom
 Ally March 4/15  4:30PM Reeve
#rapeisnotajoke 4/29  5:00PM Reeve Theater

Awards

We are pleased this year to honor men who have worked to improve gender equality on campus with the "Sole Man" award. More information to follow.

Additionally, we will give awards for the following:

1) The person who wears the tallest heels for the walk. Your heels will be measured by our MCs at the start of the program. Get there at 4.30 to enter this competition! (Neither the Women's Center nor anyone on the planning committee or involved in the Walk will be held responsible if you injure yourself in your heels. Only wear what you can safely walk in!)

2) The individual who raises the most money. Make sure that if your sponsors are donating online that they note that they are sponsoring you!

3) The group that raises the most money (to include student groups, staff in particular departments, athletic teams, Greek organizations, etc.). Make sure that if your sponsors are donating online that they note that they are sponsoring your group!

4) The group with the largest attendance at the Walk (to include student groups, staff in particular departments, athletic teams, Greek organizations, etc.). For this, you must register in advance and check in on the day of for an official count. Registration is free!

This Years MC's Are:

Details Fourthcoming

Thank you!

We just want to thank everyone for participating in our second 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 keep this an annual event, so be sure to join us next year!

If you'd like to see pictures, video footage, and a narrative account of the event, check out the articles in the Advance Titan and Oshkosh Nortwestern (article and photo gallery).

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.

Additionally, we would like to thank Gardina's in Oshkosh for donating two high heel wine holders, which we used as a trophy to recognize the participation of the Student Veteran's Association and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

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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 2014

When: April 30th 4:30PM-6:00PM

Where: Reeve Union Ballroom

Campus Co-Sponsors: UW Oshkosh’s Women’s Center. Co-Sponsored with Titan Athletics, Fraternity and Sorority Life, CARE, Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans Association, Women's Advocacy Council, LGBTQ Resource Center, Black Student Union, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Reeve, and Oshkosh Student Association.

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, Fraternity and Sorority Life, CARE, Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans Association, Women's Advocacy Council, LGBTQ Resource Center, Black Student Union, Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Reeve, and Oshkosh Student Association

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.

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