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Young men asked to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ at Lindsay and Woodlake high schools

Young men asked to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ at Lindsay and Woodlake high schools

Male students at Lindsay and Woodlake high schools wear high heels in support of female classmates

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tulare county – Young men at Lindsay and Woodlake high schools will walk a mile in high heels this month in a show of solidarity for their female classmates. Titled “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”, the men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence will take place during the lunch break (1:15-1:50 p.m.) on Tuesday, April 10 at Lindsay High School and the lunch break (12:55-1:39 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 18 at Woodlake High School. The event is organized by Family Services of Tulare County which facilitates innovative sexual violence prevention clubs at both high schools. The MyStrength Club empowers young men to help prevent sexual violence by focusing on the positive aspects of strength and masculinity.  The MyVoice Club empowers young women to help prevent sexual and dating violence by nurturing self-esteem and promoting leadership.

Male MyStrength Club members, teachers and principals will literally “walk in her shoes,” walking for one mile wearing women’s high heels. It’s not easy to walk in these shoes, but it’s fun, and it encourages the student body and community to discuss a very difficult topic, sexual violence. Family Services has operated as a nonprofit organization for 35 years and helps more than 3,000 men, women and children in need annually by providing services that build physical and emotional safety in homes, in relationships, and for children.

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