WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, this Saturday, September 28
WHAT: This walk, Officer Daley says, is "playful activism" as men "suit up" in four-inch red stiletto heels and strut for one mile to raise awareness and support the millions of women who are subjected to horrific acts of sexual violence every year.
"It’s not easy walking, but it’s fun and gets the community to talk about something that’s difficult to talk about," Daley says (women can walk too...but no heels necessary). The walk is only one mile. Heels are provided for men to use during the walk (but ... they're optional)!
Mayor Steve Hagerty and Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook will be walking.
States Attorney Heather Kent of the Cook County Sex Crimes unit will speak.
NOTE: If you don't want to walk, you're welcome to come and cheer the walkers on and learn more about the work of Northwest CASA.
WHY: Sexual violence is an epidemic in the United States. In the last year Northwest CASA has:
- Counseled 250 sexual violence survivors and their families;
- Responded to more than 630 callers on its 24 hour hotline including 296 in-person hospital emergency room visits; and
- Educated more than 26,500 grade school, junior high, high school, and college students.
And all of this was done free of charge.
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