University of Memphis athletes will join scores of other students and community members in the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in a route west on Central Avenue, circling from the campus to Highland onto Poplar Avenue and back to the Ramesses Statue. The in-person Walk drew nearly 250 Walkers in 2021. Once again men and boys rallied to join women and girls in ending gender violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, rape, harassment and stalking. Borrow women's shoes on-site, bring some or wear your usual shoes --- but show up to declare the urgency of ending violence against women.
The Memphis Area Women’s Council advocates for women on the toughest issues, when women are ill-equipped or sometimes too traumatized to advocate for themselves — especially when it comes to safety at home, in the work place, and on campuses.
This work is ultimately satisfying and yet can be tiring and depressing and unwelcome in many circles. That is why we depend on our friends and supporters to keep our energies high, our focus crisp and our attitude positive, with hope renewed over and over.
This time of year is a good time for those who care about what we do to help us stay in the fray — by helping to defray the costs of the work. Please consider a donation to the Council today.