Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, The Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence is a movement to increase awareness that men can and will stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Men will literally walk in women’s high heeled shoes. This event encourages men to make the world a safer place by preventing rape, sexual assault, and gender violence and gives men the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their courage and commitment to preventing gender violence.
The 6th Annual Take it All Back event will include a community walk (1.5 miles) and speak out. PCAR collaborated with WOAR for this event. Judge Sue Carbon will be attending.
More information is avaliable online.
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg will have a table with information, a pregame interview on the field and will be throwing the first pitch. Sexual assualt statistics and information will be shown throughout the game on the Jumbotron. To purchase tickets at the special group rate of $7.50/ ticket for box seats contact Annie Aebhardt by Friday April 1.
Thursday, April 14 - Sexual Assault Awareness Panel (11:30 a.m; CUB 260). Speakers from the community (including the local District Attorney, Gettysburg Chief of Police, Director of Survivors, among others) will talk about the sexual assault issues on college campuses.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular women's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her.You can come by the Women's Center during office hours to leave a shirt for the display or to make one.
Prevention and intervention of sexual assault remains a challenge for many institutions of higher education. This session will cover policy statements, procedures, programs, and sex offender policies.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the requirements of the Clery Act and Title IX and an understanding of the need to embrace the spirit of the law to create an optimal learning environment. Case studies will be presented for discussion on victim-centered responses. The presenters will describe innovative programming and collaboration techniques as well as tips for effectively using campus climate surveys.
The desired learning outcomes are:
• To provide the participants with a better understanding of federal laws governing college campus safety, specifically sexual assault on campus.
• Participants will leave with tangible, cost-effective/free resources and solutions for collaboration on wellness programs for any budget.
• Participants will examine case studies to evaluate compliance with campus sexual assault victims' bill of rights.
• Participants will gain knowledge on best practices relation to sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Flint, Michigan- On April 15th, men from all walks of life will walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes through downtown Flint to protest rape, sexual assault & gender violence. Men from across Genesee County are scheduled to march, and will address participants at a pre-march rally. The event’s goal is to raise public Awareness of Sexual Assault and highlight the services offered by the YWCA of Greater Flint’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services program.
WHO: Male community members and leaders will proclaim their solidarity with the rape prevention movement by marching in high heels, with women and children marching at their side. Educators, students, law enforcement officers, elected and appointed officials, and many others are expected to participate.
WHEN: The march is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm with registration starting at 5:30pm at the YWCA of Greater Flint. Men, women, and children are invited to participate and walk-in registrants are welcome. Men are encouraged (but not required) to walk in women’s shoes.
“One in three women has experienced gender violence in her lifetime. A woman is raped every 90 seconds in America,” said Frank Baird, Founder of the March. “That means someone you know, someone you care about has been the victim of sexual violence. This violence does not just affect women.” Inspired by the old saying, “You can’t understand a person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” men will literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. Through its Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program, the YWCA of Greater Flint offers comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence including crisis intervention and emergency response services. The YWCA also provides education and prevention programming to community organizations and educational institutions.
If you have any questions, or to pre-register or order t-shirts, please contact Charlie Ford, Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, at (810) 238-7621 ext. 308 or at email@example.com.
About the YWCA of Greater Flint For over 100 years, the YWCA of Greater Flint has provided comprehensive programs, outspoken leadership and professional expertise on the pressing issues of our times. Created by women for women, the YWCA has a proud and pioneering history. The YWCA of Greater Flint is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA is committed to creating a more just society by providing services targeted to those who have been historically left out of the loop of power and advantage – women, children, and people of color. Today, the YWCA is hard at work reaching out to families who are seeking solutions to abusive situations through the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services program and partnering with those individuals and organizations who are committed to dismantling systems of racism and sexism in Genesee County.
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