"Community Rising Day"
“Community Rising Day”
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event and Gala
featuring Keynote Speaker Amanda Lindhout
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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 collect money to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. This is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation’s to men's sexualized violence against women.
Following the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event we will be holding a student Rally and after a Gala with our Keynote speaker, author Amanda Lindhout. Lindhout’s story is one of incredible perseverance and compassion, and she uses her experience as an impetus to affect change. Amanda was held captive
for 15 months, raped and tortured by Islamist insurgents in Southern Somalia.
She relived this dark world of submission and terror in The New York Times Best Seller, A House in the Sky.
Tickets go on sale for Gala on May 4th at Diamonds of Detroit - $65 each - $520 for table of 8