Ryerson, take a moment to reflect on how violence against women and girls affects all of us…


walk_a_mile_in_her_shoes


WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
The walk to end violence against women and girls

————————————————————-

TAKE A MOMENT TO WALK IN HER SHOES

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

That’s why we’re asking men and people who self-identify as men at Ryerson University to put on a pair of Women’s shoes (anything from high heels to flats to flip flops) and join the White Ribbon Campaign to Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®. On Thursday October 1, 2009 we’re all going to help end violence against women and girls, one step at time. Not to say that by wearing a pair of women’s shoes, will you have a sense of the reality of life for women in our society, but it is a symbolic gesture and a statement that you want to stand up and start making a difference.

Thousands of men will take over the city’s business core on October 1st 2009, to raise awareness and funds in an effort to end violence against women. This first Toronto edition of the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraising event asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes (or whatever women’s shoe you prefer).

stopviolence

WE WALK BECAUSE WE ARE AWARE

Let us encourage men to take a moment to reflect on the realities for women of all walks of life, and what we can do to help become part of change. It starts with us becoming aware, reflecting internally then looking externally, and working together to become part of the solution.

It’s not easy, but it gets the community talking about something that’s really difficult to talk about gender relations and sexual violence. Women can join too! Let’s get all members from all four corners of the campus at Ryerson community to walk together, side by side, in support of a future without violence.

If you are interested in volunteering, participating or more information, please email us at whiteribbon@ryerson.ca and visit walkamiletoronto.org.

Official online registration NOW OPEN!

Advertisements