Eight years ago, I first put on a pair of “kitten heels”, and walked through downtown Asheville with a large group of other men, and a fair number of women as well, for Asheville’s first Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Once again in 2017, Our Voice, Buncombe County’s sexual assault services agency, will bring the community together to take steps to end rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.
This year’s Walk A Mile event returns to Pack Square Park Saturday, May 6 at 9 am. You can register online for $30 (deadline with t-shirt is April 21). If you aren’t able to sign up by then, you can support participants and help fund the crucial services Our Voice offers.
The event is a one-mile loop through downtown Asheville, putting participants in the shoes of another. Our Voice credits Walk A Mile with successfully brining men to the table to talk about the issues of sexual assault and gender violence – topics that were previously viewed as solely “women’s issues”. It has grown to be more inclusive, making the focus less about gender and more about community.
Find out how you can participate and support the event here.
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