WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES IS AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT THAT ENCOURAGES MEN TO MARCH TO END RAPE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND GENDER VIOLENCE. EVERY YEAR, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MEN JOIN THE MOVEMENT.
This April, RISE is hosting the 14th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events! These family-friendly events create a safe environment for survivors and supporters to raise awareness for an uncomfortable topic.
Questions? Email us at contact@RISEslo.org.
The 3rd annual Paso Robles Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is Saturday, April 16, from 11 AM - 1 PM in downtown City Park. Join RISE for an upbeat, fun event featuring a vendor faire, Celebrity Walkers, toenail painting, and live music by the JD Project! Visit our Facebook page for photos from past Paso events.
The 14th Annual San Luis Obispo Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is Saturday, April 30, in Mission Plaza from 10 AM - 1 PM, featuring live music by The Kicks. The event features a vendor fair, Celebrity Walkers, awareness activities, and a mile walk through downtown where supporters carry signs and men sport high heels as a symbol of their support. Visit our Facebook page for photos from SLO events.
*Events will be held rain or shine.
Want to support a great cause? We need you to volunteer! Help the event run smoothly and make sure everyone has a great time! Contact Marisa at mbalmana@RISEslo.org for more info.
Online registration will become available on March 1st for teams and individuals. You will also be able to build a fundraising web page if you choose to raise additional funds for RISE. Registration will also be available at each event starting at 11 AM.
Support a local awareness event that encourages the men in our community to take a stand against sexual assault and gender violence! This family-friendly event is an amazing opportunity for any business to reach their preferred audience and support a worthy cause. More information can be found on these pages.
RISE would like to invite local nonprofits and businesses to join each of the walks as vendors! Vendors are present during the event to showcase their information, value, and items to the community. This is an excellent opportunity to gain new supporters or customers. If you'd like to join the event as a vendor, please view and fill out this paperwork.
According to national statistics, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes; 60% of sexual assaults go unreported and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to talk about the reasons why rape is so underreported and what can be done about it.
This month is about honoring survivors, whether they have told their story or not. It's about raising awareness and destroying myths that make it difficult for survivors and their loved ones to talk about their experiences. Click here to learn how you can get involved.