Friday, September 30, 2011

News - 9/30/11

Third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Toronto Sun
Men participated in the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk one mile in a woman's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women.. (Alex Urosevic/QMI Agency) Mike Layton, son of late Jack Layton, ...
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DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR
Toronto Star
The event, dubbed Walk a Mile in her shoes, has gone international. Carven The French brand's revival under Guillaume Henry will bring a smile to your face. What's afoot in Paris While Mugler featured needle-thin stilettos, flats are reigning supreme ...
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Men to walk in heels to benefit RVAP
Iowa City Press Citizen
These 26 young men -- along with at least 80 other men and women --will participate in the first local "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event at 1 pm Saturday. The walk will start in front of Old Capitol, and the participants will walk along the sidewalks up ...
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Best pictures from the past 24 hours
Globe and Mail
RCMP Constable Sebastien wears high heels in downtown Toronto while taking part in Walk a Mile in her Shoes men's march, to help end violence against women and girls. Female Amur tiger Iris licks its 7 - week - old cub during one of their.
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Globe and Mail
Morning File Toronto: Men in heels, motorists give transit a chance
Open File (blog)
The third annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event was a success, with several hundred men walking down Yonge street in heels to raise money and awareness for the White Ribbon campaign. Notable participants included city councillors like Gord Perks ...
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Open File (blog)
Going Out; Sept. 30
BlueRidgeNow.com
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Men wear stilettoes in a fundraiser walk for Mainstay. Oct. 7 at 6 pm Registration and shoe pickup will be from 5 to 5:45 pm at the Purple Ribbon Thrift Store, 133 5th Ave W. Registration is free. Info: 828-693-3840. ...
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Women's Centre emerges victorious from Squamish version of Dragons' Den
Pique newsmagazine
Dressed in black and wearing red shoes, Allen said the trio regularly put on fancy red shoes to promote the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraising event. Allen and her team outlined for the judges how Pearl's Seconds doubled its retail space this summer ...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News - 9/27/11

2nd Annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Fundraiser « The Catskill ...
For more information about RISE or the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, contact J.P. McGuirk at CRMC, 845-794-3300 ext. 2070 or visit www.crmcny.org...
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Walk a mile in her shoes - Nexus Productions Inc
You are browsing the archive for Walk a mile in her shoes... Alpha Chi" on September 21, 2011 to support their philanthropy week, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes...
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Creative ads 'pump' up fundraisers
Niagara Falls Review
He is "The Boxer" featured in a new YouTube video to promote Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a fundraiser for Gillian's Place, a St. Catharines woman's shelter. ...
Charitable races run the gamut in Eastern Iowa
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
(Brita Loynachan photo) Some events turn to the unusual to stand out, such as the first local "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" on Saturday, in which members of ...
Fraternities participate in "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march to ...
Oklahoma Daily
The sorority held its first "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event, an international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. ...
Sexual and gender violence protest heels its way through Wilmington
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Hundreds of men, women and children took a stroll through downtown Wilmington in heels Saturday for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ...
EDITORIAL: Entire OU community should get involved in greek ...
Oklahoma Daily
Alpha Chi Omega's "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event this weekend, to raise awareness for sexual assault and gather money for the Women's Outreach Center by ...
Domestic violence awareness events
Maui News
Oct. 18: "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march and rally from 11 am to 1 pm at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Great Lawn. Prizes, giveaways and music. ...
Men's high-heeled walk puts focus on domestic violence
Winston-Salem Journal
Marcelle Millner wore red pumps with 2-inch heels, joining about 200 men for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Saturday to raise awareness and money for ...
Men strap on heels and walk downtown to support cause
WECT-TV6
The fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event protests sexual and gender violence. "Ladies wear these for us all the time, so we can get out here and ...
Real Men Wear High Heels
WFMY News 2
"There is a saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes."Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men ...
alk A Mile In Her Shoes | WOUB
Ohio University's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event celebrates its 4th year next month. The national event began one decade ago when its founder, Frank Baird, ...
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Walk a mile in her shoes SWLA , Men in heels - Topix
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes SWLA is a branch of the national program Walk a Mile In Her Shoes. Share. Post. Leave a Comment. Add to my Tracker. More Sulphur ...
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UMKC Athletics Participates in 'Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes' - UMKC ...
(Kansas City, Mo.) - UMKC student-athletes and athletic department staff members participated in the fifth annual 'Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes' event on the UMKC ...
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The Pitch | Image Archives | Walk a Mile in Her Shoes men's march
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

News - 9/22/11

Second Annual "Walk In Her Shoes" Announced
KFOX El Paso
EL PASO, Texas -- The YWCA El Paso del Norte Region will host the 2nd Annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"® on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 in the downtown Union Plaza District. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The ...
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News & Notes - Walk a Mile benefits Rape Crisis Center
StarNewsOnline.com
This year marks the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Wilmington, an event that benefits the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center Inc. The Rape Crisis Center focuses on primary prevention through educational programming that teaches ...
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – 2011 | Fraternity and Sorority Life
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. A Men's March Against Sexual Assault and Violence. Saturday, October 22, 2011. Presented by the Interfraternity Council to benefit ...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News - 9/20/11


Walk a Mile in her Shoes!
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Scotty Walks a Mile in Her Shoes!!
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Janesville YWCA Walk a Miile In Her Shoes 2011
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Janesville YWCA holds their annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, a benefit event for support of domestic violence prevention. Men ...
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Men Walk in High Heels to Raise Awareness Against Sexual Assault
WNCT
ECU held its annual Take Back the Night March and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness against sexual assault. Men strapped on high heels and paraded a mile throughout campus. While it's funny to see men walking around in high heels, ...
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Healing heels
CTV.ca
CTV MORNING LIVE's Jefferson Humphreys shows off his leopard-print stilettos at the YWCA Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Calgarians kicked up their heels to support a popular and fun fundraiser to raise money and awareness for ...
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Friday, September 16, 2011

CALL TO ACTION!


We need your help. Please call and/or email the contacts below to protest!

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tidewater Affiliate in Virginia Beach, VA, has planned a “High Heels for a Cure” event next week. Men are asked to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s a great way to get attention for your cause and to raise money, but the idea and the event belongs to someone else and the community is in an uproar.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is a successful public education and fundraising effort for rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters worldwide. Prevention education and treatment of sexualized violence is notoriously underfunded and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® was developed and is licensed specifically to benefit services for women, children and men who are at risk for or recovering from sexualized violence.
Money and awareness efforts regarding breast cancer are far more successful and significantly more money is raised for this cause than for public education and treatment of sexualized violence. “It’s difficult for people to talk about sexualized violence,” said Frank Baird, Walk Founder. “People unfamiliar with sexualized violence don't even want to know it exists. It's ugly and scary. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. So how do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? Or if it's already happened, how do you help them get help to recover?”

Ten years ago Mr. Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, an event that is abundant with opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. “It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.”

“We contacted the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tidewater Affiliate and asked them to respect the intention of our public education and fundraising efforts and our legal trademark. We attempted to collaborate with them, for our mutual benefit. They have not returned our phone calls or our emails. We know they’ve heard us though. They’re receiving emails and phone calls to protest their theft and they keep changing the name of their event. Earlier this week the event was called “A Walk in Her Shoes,” then it was changed to “The Pink Mile” and finally [as of this writing], “High Heels for a Cure.”

Mr. Baird and his supporters have said, “The High Heels for a Cure event can only be viewed by the community as an effort to steal money from already underfunded services for children, women and men who are at risk for or recovering from sexualized violence.”

To protest, you can use the following contacts:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tidewater Affiliate
Phone/Fax: 757-490-7794 or 757-493-7619
Address: 5295 Greenwich Rd., Suite 105Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Headquarters
Phone: 1-877 GO KOMEN(1-877-465-6636)
Email form is available on their website: http://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx
Addresss: 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244

The sponsor of the stolen walk is Cheseapeake Homes:
Phone: 1-866-677-5611 • Fax: (757) 671-2375

Monday, September 12, 2011

News - 9/12/11

Men's March raises $48K
Chatham Daily News
Three years since the local fundraiser's inception, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men's March more than tripled its total. Over $48000 was raised on Sunday ...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

News - 9/11/11

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Indiana's NewsCenter
By Max Resnik FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter - Today was the 4th annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoesevent at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne. ...
A moving, and wobbly, walk for awareness
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Men hit the pavement in red heels as a part of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Saturday at Headwaters Park to raise awareness of and funds for victims of ...
Men In Heels, Summerfest Fight Domestic Violence
LocalNews8.com
"I can feel the burn in my butt actually," said Travis Spencer. It was Spencer's second time participating in the "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event, ...
USF men's group advocates for rape prevention
Tampabay.com
The group will join dozens of men for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, aimed at domestic violence awareness. It's a fun event for such a somber ...
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 2011: The walk to end gender-based ...
The fundraising and awareness-raising event asks men to reflect on the everyday realities for women and literally walk a mile in her shoes*. Not to suggest that ...
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Men walk a mile in high heels for good cause | kgw.com Portland
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes kicked off its fifth year in Beaverton. It's meant to give men a better perspective and open the conversation about sexual violence. ...
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Espresso | live great work
Espresso is incredibly proud to be a gold sponsor and agency of record for The White Ribbon Campaign's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes program. Last year, the ...
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Walk a mile in her shoes - Berkshire Eagle Online
Wednesday September 7, 2011 District Attorney David Capeless asks, "What s it worth to you to see a brigade of prosecutors in pumps walk a mile up and down ...
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Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Forsyth
WHO'S MAN ENOUGH? How much would you donate to see a man you know walk in heels? Hosted by the Forsyth Domestic Violence Task Force, come raise ...
www.northfulton.com/Calendar-47533.114126-Walk-a-Mile-I...

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES on Plancast
The YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES fundraising event helps women and their children take steps to walk away from family violence. Although family...
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homebody: Walk a mile in her shoes then you can determine
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Men "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" Saturday to End Rape, Sexual ...
Just Out
A reminder that the fifth annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: The Men's March to End Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is coming up this Saturday, ...
Well heeled — Dunnes Stores to provide high heels for willing men
Galway Advertiser
COPE Galway has announced that Dunnes Stores, Ireland's largest Irish owned retailer, has joined its Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign. ...
Community Resources
Just Out
The main Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event will be held Saturday, September 10 at 10 am at Beaverton City Park, adjacent to the Beaverton Farmers Market. ...
Home-grown fun at Brackendale Fall Fair
Squamish Chief
To date, there are 10 confirmed entries in the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for Saturday (Sept. 17). This event is sponsored by the Howe Sound ...
Walk a mile in her shoes
Calgary Herald
This year's sixth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, in support of the YWCA, takes place on Monday, Sept. 19 at Olympic Plaza from 11: 30 am to 2 pm Calgary ...
Rotarians walk in her shoes
Banff Crag & Canyon
16, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for the YWCA is no different, and with each town sitting on a win, it's going to be a heel-to-heel race to see who ...
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes set
Times and Transcript
Men from all walks of life will literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. The event takes place on Friday, Oct. 21 through downtown Moncton and ...
Area men will walk in stilettos for Elizabeth Freeman Center ...
Advocate Weekly
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" originated 10 years ago in California when a San Fernando Valley man, Frank Baird, proposed the idea of a walk fundraiser to a ...
SPEAK & SEE
The Weekender
9, 5-7 pm • "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes:" Artists from Women Resources Center. • 4th Year Anniversary, "Artistic Viewpoints:" through Sept. 30. ...


Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 + 10

by Patti Dengler, Walk Program Director

It's been ten years since 911. Ten years and I'm still angry. But probably not the way you might think. I want to talk here about something I think many people would consider blasphemous or un-American.  Though I am, in every sence of the word an American.  I love my country, and I don't mean to blaspheme her.

I want to say that in ten years I have yet to see why or how the suffering of the people who lost family or were killed on 911 is any different than the suffering of the thousands of people affected by murder in our country every year and, that I am struck by the inconsistency in the way Americans view and deal with tragedy.

Here is my question (and it pisses me off that more people are not asking it): Why all this outpouring of love and nationalism for one event? What did these victims do to deserve the jackpot of money and national concern that all the others didn't?

In the last ten years since 911 and including that fateful year there have been about 15,000 murders in our country PER YEAR that were not the result of a terrorist attack. And by murder I mean the unlawful, willful taking of a life. Based on conservative estimates, about 3000 of these yearly murders are women killed by domestic partners and children killed by caregivers. It's debatable how many of the 15,000 murders are hate crimes. And these numbers don't even address the beatings, rapes, torture and other hideous crimes where people didn't die as a result of their assaults

So what makes us, as a country, open our hearts and wallets (to what some might consider an obscene degree) over the 911 travesty and yet, kind of "not notice" all the other horrors we face here every day?
I'm not saying that the folks who lost loved ones and were hurt by 911 didn't deserve national love and support. I'm just wondering why so many others DON'T by our standards. I just want to know; What makes one victim of violence special and another not special? Is it the amount of famousness attributed the victim? Is it because it's hard to tell who the "bad guys" are when they are not dark skinned "America" haters?   Is it because we can't tell who is innocent unless the victimization happens to 5000 people at one time?

I know American's put lots and lots of tax dollars into caring for victims. I can tell you from experience though, that the money doesn't match the need even by half and additionally, it's hard to come by. People don't want to part with it. But these same people who don't want to spend much to stop child murder or hate crimes easily opened up their wallets and shelled out the cash for the 911 victims. Why is this? Can you please tell me?

Is it the way we view victims?
Is it the way we view perpetrators?
Is it the effects of media?
Is it just easy because it was a one time event?
Are these even the right questions? I really want to know. I welcome all considered responses.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

News - 9/6/11

Craig and Justin Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - 93.9 WTBX The ...
Gallery Information. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2011 12. Walk a mile in her shoe to fight Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. 12 photos. View all galleries ...
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Hundreds 'Walk A Mile in Her Shoes'
27 to support SAFE Place's effort to bring about awareness of domestic and sexual violence against women during the 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ...
advisor-chronicle.com/hundreds-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-p6...