Campus News

University to host Walk a Mile event

Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~

Xavier University and Residence Life are pairing up to host the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

The event, which will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 12, is a march to raise awareness about a number of women’s issues.

The student committee for the vent hopes that the Xavier community will be educated about issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault against women..
Male participants will walk several laps around campus in high heels to show their support for women everywhere.

Each male participant must have a minimum of three female sponsors for the event.
These sponsors are expected to donate at least one feminine hygiene product for women in need in the greater Cincinnati area.

All of the proceeds and hygiene products from the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be donated to the Cincinnati YWCA’s women’s shelter, an organization that has worked to end racism and empower women for over 145 years.

An entry fee of $5 will be collected on the day of the event and participants are responsible for providing their own high heels.

Although participation in the march is limited to men only, there are a number of ways for women to make contributions to the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

“Women who wish to get involved can do so by sponsoring a male, donating or just coming to support the event,” Adam Manson, a member of the event’s student committee, said. “Spreading the word is also a big help.”

Male participants can register on Xavier’s OrgSync on the Office of Residence Life page.
For more information about this event, students should contact Kate Shirk, head of the event’s committee, at shirk@xavier.edu.