“An international men’s march to end sexual assault, rape and gender violence will take place at Central Falls High School on Summer Street on Oct. 1, featuring men from all walks of life who will walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes through the distressed city.”
“Hosted by Central Falls Councilman James Diossa, advocate Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, and the RI Crisis Assistance Center, WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® will feature male community members and leaders will proclaim their solidarity with the rape and domestic violence prevention movement by marching in high heels, with women and children marching at their sides.”
“This violence does not just affect women,” Diossa said. “Men are hurt and angered when women they care about are raped or abused. And the same violence that targets women also targets men because rape isn’t about sex, it’s about power, control and violence. Men are walking to show their support for the women in our community – to show our solidarity and commit ourselves to work together with women to end gender violence.”
“The event begins at 10:00am. Proceeds from sponsored walkers in the event will support the RI Crisis Assistance Center, a local non-profit agency that supports survivors of sexual assault, rape and domestic violence.”
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