Saturday, November 2, 2019
Registration and check in from 4-5 pm at the Mandeville Harbor
Sunset Walk from the Mandeville Harbor to the Mandeville Trailhead in your favorite ladies footwear from 5- 6pm.
Afterparty featuring Abita Beer, a Gumbo Cookoff, and live music from the Dirty Work Band from 6-8pm.
Any individual raising minimum donations of $25 or team raising a minimum donations of $100, will recieve the official Walk a Mile Mandeville Tshirt AND a wristband for gumbo and Abita Beer.
Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising individual AND team!
The Mande Milkshakers began a charity partnership with Safe Harbor of St. Tammany in 2019 to raise money and awareness for the many services they offer victims of domestic violence in our community. The Mande Milkshakers Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Mandeville event is a fun and exciting way to further those efforts here in historic Old Mandeville.
Grab your friends and your heels and register for the inagural Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Mandeville! You can say you were a part of making history while supporting a great cause!
Put Yourself in Her Shoes™
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playfulopportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women.
First You Walk the Walk
There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexualized violence against women.
Then You Talk the Talk
It’s critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men’s sexualized violence against women don’t want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it’s already happened, how do you help them recover.
Support the Walk a Mile Mandeville event and help outreach and awareness in our own community! All donations benefit Safe Harbor.