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OVER 100 Pueblo Men Wear Ladies Shoes

Posted on September 11, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The YWCA of Pueblo presents the 2nd Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” October 1, 2010 at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Gazebo on Victoria Street in downtown Pueblo. We are asking our community, especially the men to stand up and say domestic violence is unacceptable behavior.

This event is a fun walk for a serious cause! Participants are asked to don a pair of lady’s shoes or colorful flip flops (provided) and take a walk in a show of unity for the victims of domestic violence. Walkers are encouraged but not required to wear colorful shoes.  Your participation is what’s important .The fun lunchtime event starts with check-in at 11:00 a.m. and festivities begin at 11:30.  Lunch will be provided for walkers. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Participants last year included City Councilman, Ray Aguilera; County Commissioner, Anthony Nunez; Brandi Moore, Executive Director of the YWCA; a large contingent of male employees from Pueblo Community Health Center and CSU students.

City Councilman Ray Aguilera spoke to the crowd of 100. He addressed the challenges Pueblo faces regarding, poverty, teen pregnancy and domestic violence. He emphasized the importance of quality education for our children to help us meet the challenges in our community. He praised the YWCA for their outstanding efforts in fighting domestic violence.

The number of reported domestic violence cases in Pueblo, Colorado is 50% higher per capita than the national average.

The crime of domestic violence has been proclaimed as a violation against an individual’s dignity, security, and humanity.   Domestic Violence can take the form of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, or economic abuse. WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES is a fun walk for a serious cause to allow men to stand up and say I won’t accept domestic violence in my town.  Anyone can be a victim, your mother, daughter, coworker or friend.

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Men’s Conference Oct. 1 & 2

Posted on September 9, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE RESTORATION 2010 MEN’S CONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 1 & 2ND, AT THE STATE FAIR AG PALACE.  MAKE PLANS TO MEET THE FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDING FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BULL RIDER, CODY CUSTER, FRED STOEKER, AUTHOR OF “EVERY MAN’S BATTLE”, AND JAYME MONTERA,WITH MERCY STREET MINISTRIES.  ALL MEN THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN COLORADO ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS HARD HITTING EVENT.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GREATEST GIFT BOOKSTORE IN PUEBLO OR ONLINE AT WWW.PUEBLOMMC.COM, AGAIN THAT’S WWW.PUEBLOMMC.COM

 

This year’s proceeds will be allocated to the community in Pueblo in a similar event held  last September through Convoy of Hope.  Perhaps you remember hearing about it?  When Convoy of Hope (www.convoyofhope.com) came to Pueblo over 5,000 of the poor within the city were served and provided with bags of free groceries, clothing, family portraits, meals and medical and community services, all in one day, at Midtown Shopping Center.

 

Pueblo MMC (Pueblo Men’s Ministry Coalition) is the men’s division under G.E.A.R. Global, that is sponsoring the conference.  Pueblo MMC was created to unite faith based men’s ministries and other related organizations for the purpose of encouragement, education, and in support and  growth of these ministries city wide.  Pueblo MMC is dedicated to mentoring, discipleship, to building men of integrity and developing honest leaders, faithful husbands and devoted fathers.  Recently several men from various churches joined together and realized they all felt compelled to do something about the state of our city.  They feel the answer is to bring the men of this city together – to go beyond denominational, geographical, financial and any other lines of separation and to do great things within our homes, businesses and community.  Their desire is to encourage and come along side men from all walks of life and give back to their community in return.

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