Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes


SAAVI will hold it's ninth-annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at USU Friday, April 12, 2013. Males are encouraged to get involved, and experience what it’s like to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. This one-mile walk provides a way to discuss gender and sexual violence. Many perceive rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence as women’s issues. However, research indicates educational efforts aimed at men are powerful tools in violence prevention. Most men are non-violent, so when they take a public stance against violence they are making a difference in their peer community. Walk-a-Mile raises money for the USU SAAVI Office to support their violence prevention and education efforts on campus. There will be two walks on April 12th starting in the USU Taggart Student Center Bookstore hallway and ending at the USU Bookstore entrance. The first walk will start at 11:45 a.m. and the second one at 12:45 p.m. If you are planning on walking in this event please show up 30 minutes before the walk time to register. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt and a pair of high-heel shoes to walk in. By participating in this event you are showing you are doing your part to end rape. Let's send the message that sexual abuse is unacceptable at USU! Women are invited to walk along side male participants to show support. Come to the event to gain awareness of this issue, laugh at men trying to walk in high-heels, get free pictures in a photo booth, enjoy live music, or purchase a t-shirt for $1. See ya there Aggies!

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