Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Get Ready to Walk! And Shed Light on Violence Against Women
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. We are honored that Judge Mary L. Mivka, First District, First Division of the Illinois Appellate Court will join us as our key note speaker for the event.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click here to register.
Registration is $25 per person ($10 for students)
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).
Bring your friends, bring your colleagues!
SCHEDULE (subject to change):
5:30-5:50 p.m. - Between Friends, our co-sponsor of the event is a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. A representative from Between Friends will address the crowd and introduce the Honorable Mary L. Mivka, First District, First Division of the Illinois Appellate Court who will give a key note speech before the walk gets underway.
5:55 p.m. – Put those heels on and get ready to walk 1 mile through the Loop.
6:30 p.m. – Join us after the Walk for the YLS May Social Hour at Hubbard Inn (110 W Hubbard St). Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served while supplies last.
Shop at Le Dame FootWear, Official Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Store! If you mention our Walk, they will donate a percentage of the sale to the Walk A Mile Organization. Order online at http://ledame.com or at (800) 604-1218 x2. Click here for more information!
OTHER LOCATIONS TO BUY SHOES:
Beatnix (Shoes for $25 and up)
3400 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657
Ragstock (Shoes for $25 and up)
812 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Skyscraper Heels (Shoes for $49 and up, sizes up to 17)
2202 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Zappos (shoes up to size 20)www.zappos.com
Payless Shoesource (shoes up to size 13)