Walk a Mile in My Shoes
May 29, 7:00 PM
Aura Freedom International
An event to raise awareness of gender-based violence and human trafficking in Toronto through art, music, culture and food.
What to expect:
- Art & Music
- Food & Wine
- Social Justice and Gender Equality
- Inspiring Torontonians making a difference
“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” is a free experiential learning event to raise awareness of the root causes of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and honour survivors and their family members. The event will explore how marginalized communities in Toronto (women and girls; Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ2S youth; Newcomers, etc.) are more vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation and how communities can empower each other to break the cycle. Guests will also learn how Aura Freedom’s Peer Prevention Project is addressing these issues.
The interactive event will use art and music to communicate powerful messages to attendees and will be run by our youth team who have various lived experience. Survivors of sexual exploitation/human trafficking will be honoured at the event by their peers, raising awareness of just how prevalent exploitation is and creating community solidarity. Attendees will also learn what services are available to them in Toronto through our community partners and where/how they can safely seek help for situations of sexual violence/exploitation.
Supported by the Department of Justice Canada