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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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.

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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 t-shirt. Call 312-554-2031 to register.
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 April 30, 2014 to guarantee a t-shirt. Should you register after April 30 please plan to wear your own white 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.
Click here for some friendly tips on walking in high heels.



Beatnix (Shoes for $25 and up)
3400 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-6933

LaDame FootWear
Official Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Store
(800) 604-1218 x2
Click here for more information.

Ragstock (Shoes for $25 and up)
812 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 868-9263

Skyscraper Heels (Shoes for $49 and up, sizes up to 17)
2202 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 477-8495

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
For information on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, visit