Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®, a men’s march in high-heeled shoes to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence, comes to UWW on Wed., April 24, from 5-7pm in the UC Hamilton Room. The event is sponsored by University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS), People Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (PADA), the Inter-Fraternity Council, and DECA. Proceeds from this walk benefit PADA (the registration deadline has passed already).
Schedule: Speakers at 5:30pm, walk around campus starts at 6pm, and the event concludes with various awards, e.g., best team spirit, highest shoes, and best walk.
Events like this are aimed at increasing awareness and empathy toward victims of sexual assault, demonstrating opposition to sexual violence, and fundraising. There are related research resources available. Search article databases to find, for example, “It’s Cool to Care about Sexual Violence: Men’s Experiences with Sexual Assault Prevention” (Men & Masculinities, 2012, vol.15:no.5, pp.507-525) and “Effects of Two Versions of an Empathy-Based Rape Prevention Program on Fraternity Men’s Survivor Empathy, Attitudes, and Behavioral Intent to Commit Rape or Sexual Assault” (Journal of college student development, 2006, vol.47:no.2, pp.133-148). There also are articles in newspapers about walks held in other locations, such as “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes sets record for participants, money raised” about the walk held in Janesville last fall (also see video at YouTube:) [youtube]http://youtu.be/Tyh0HsgzB9Q[/youtube]
If you would appreciate assistance with finding additional materials, please ask a librarian.