UH West O‘ahu campus community to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” April 9

in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Communications Department
Posted: Mar 27, 2014

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu campus community will participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, on Wednesday, April 9. UH West Oʻahu students, faculty and staff will participate in a playful walk around the UH West Oʻahu campus, many wearing women’s high-heeled shoes or decorated slippers, to demonstrate support for efforts to stop the violence.

The walk is meant to put participants literally “in someone else’s shoes” as a show of support and solidarity behind the goal of ending sexualized violence against women. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at UH West Oʻahu will happen at 10:50 a.m. and at 1:50 p.m. on the UH West Oʻahu campus starting in the UHWO Courtyard. UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas will offer brief opening remarks and participate in the march.

UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The University offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu serves approximately 2,400 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus that opened in the City of Kapolei in 2012. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call (808) 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.

Frank Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in 2001. What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs. For more information, visit http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org