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Kent State Women’s Center Announces Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Posted Apr. 5, 2012

The Kent State Women's Center, in collaboration with members of the campus community, will hold Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, on April 10, from 5 p.m. at Risman Plaza on the Kent Campus.

Kent State mascot Flash supports Walk a Mile in Her ShoesThe mission of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is to co-create a united gender movement where men will be a part of the solution to ending sexualized violence by marching a mile in heeled shoes.

Frank Baird started Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in 2001 with just a small group of men. Ten years later, the event has grown to become a worldwide movement with tens of thousands of men and women raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.

Goals for the Walk a Mile steering committee include raising community awareness and an educational focus on what it means to be a woman in today's society.

Men participating in Walk a Mile in her Shoes will provide their own heels for the event. Women are encouraged to wear tennis shoes. Shoe donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the Women’s Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at Risman Plaza, and various contests and games for participants will follow. The march and rally will begin between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Women’s Center, Greek Councils, LGBTQ Student Center, Student Multicultural Center, Office of Health Promotions (UHS), Residence Services, Kent Interhall Council, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Kent State Police Department, Office of Global Education, Townhall II and Safer Futures.

For more information or to pre-register for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, visit or contact Amanda Kenney at or 330-672-9230.