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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