Toronto men walk in heels to help end violence against women
TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Today, throngs of men will take over the city's downtown core in high-heeled shoes to raise awareness - and funds - for the White Ribbon Campaign: the world's largest effort of men working to end violence against women. From noon to 2 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, men will participate in Walk a Mile in her Shoes(R); an event during which men will literally walk one mile in women's shoes.
Visuals: Watch groups of men en masse, walk proudly through Toronto's downtown core in high-heeled shoes; observe them as they form a massive starting line, waiting for the walk to start; witness Enza Anderson, Metro Columnist and former Supermodel, as she teaches men how to walk in high-heeled shoes; capture candid photos of walkers - including city councillors Adam Vaughn and Mike Feldman - as they raise money and awareness for a future with no violence against women; see Kim Parlee and radio & television host Stu Jeffries act as emcees from the on-site stage.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square (Queen St. W, West of Yonge St. / East
of University Ave.)
When: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- 12:00: Opportunity to speak to participants as well as Todd
Minerson, Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign;
and Chris Carder, Co-Chair Board of Directors White Ribbon
Campaign, President Thindata
- 12:00 - 12:35: Kim Parlee and Stu Jeffries pump up the crowd
- 12:35: Enza Anderson teaches participating men how to walk in
- 12:50: Participants line up at starting line
- 1:00: Walk officially commences and travels south on Bay,
West on King, North on University and finally East on Queen
back to Nathan Phillips Square.
About The White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. In over sixty countries, campaigns are led by both men and women, with the focus on educating men and boys of the issue and to raise awareness toward ending violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Wearing a white ribbon is a way of saying, "Our future has no violence against women."
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SOURCE White Ribbon Campaign
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