Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Get Ready to Walk! And Shed Light on
Violence Against Women
As part of the Young Lawyers Section's Violence Against Women
Awareness Week, the YLS has teamed up with Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes® to organize a unique walk for men through Chicago's Loop.
Men are invited to literally walk one mile through Chicago's Loop in
women's high-heeled shoes (women are invited to participate and support
the male walkers). The event aims to raise awareness about the cause and
effects of sexualized violence and will be a fun way to get people
talking about a very difficult subject.
Monday, May 12, 2014/5:00-6:30 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association Building/321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
Registration is $25 person and includes an event
here to register online.
Proceeds will benefit our cosponsor Between Friends.
Participants must wear high heels. Purchasing (or borrowing) a pair
of high heels is the responsibility of the participant (see suggested
locations below). Register on or before May 4, 2014 to guarantee a
t-shirt. Should you register after May 4, please plan to wear your own
black t-shirt. Bring your friends, bring your colleagues!
SCHEDULE (subject to change):
5:00 p.m. -- Registration at the CBA
5:30-5:40 p.m. -- Between Friends, our cosponsor of the event is a
nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence
and building a community free of abuse. Kathy Doherty from Between
Friends, will address the crowd and get the walk underway.
5:45 p.m. -- Put those heels on and get ready to walk!
The Route: Leave the CBA and take Plymouth to Jackson (W); to La Salle
(N); to Washington (E); to State (N); end at State/Wacker.
here for some friendly tips on walking in high heels.
WHERE TO BUY SHOES:
Beatnix (Shoes for $25 and
3400 N Halsted St
Official Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
(800) 604-1218 x2
here for more information.
Ragstock (Shoes for $25 and up)
812 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Skyscraper Heels (Shoes for $49 and up, sizes up to
2202 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Macy’s (shoes up to size 15)
Payless Shoesource (shoes up to size 13)
For a complete list of YLS' Violence Against Women Awareness
Week activities, visit www.chicagobar.org/ylsviolenceagainstwomenweek.
For information on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org.