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DVAM | KAVA Talks 6th Annual In Heels 2 Heal Domestic Violence 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, October 31, 2020
10:00 am1:00 pm
International Peace Gardens, 1160 Dalton Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
DVAM | KAVA Talks 6th Annual In Heels 2 Heal Domestic Violence 1 Mile Walk

KAVA Talks (Knowledge Against Violence Always) encourages all Pacific Island men and male allies to stand with all victims, especially Pacific Island women and children, to raise awareness and provide pathways to the necessary resources for healing and support for all.

Men, bring or borrow your favorite high heels and walk one mile through the International Peace Gardens alongside the Jordan River, across 900 W, then back to the University Neighborhood Partners house.

Join PIK2AR’s Empowered Living program, KAVA Talks, Rape Recovery Center, the Attorney General's Office, and many other organizations for a collective response to a very serious public health problem.

The intent of the event is to raise awareness and provide resources to victims and survivors of domestic viiolence.

Registration starts at 10 am, followed at 10:30 am with the "In Heels Strut Safety" workshop. The walk will commence at 11:00 am with a ceremony when everyone crosses the finish line.

This year's walk will be in special remembrance and honor of Lopine "Chynna" Toilolo, whose life was taken this May by an act of domestic violence—Chynna's family will share and leading this year's walk.

Wear purple to show support and bring posters of survivors and of loved ones whose lives were lost due to domestic or intimate partner violence.

You can walk alone or as a group to represent your company, organization, family, and/or friends.

Awards will be presented:
Tower Award for the Highest Heels, Stride Award for the best stride, Hot Stepper for the fastest walker, and the Mr. Aloha Award.

Get registered to walk:

Suggested donation is $20, which includes a T-shirt, a medal, and free Taste of SLC tastings.

You don't have to wear high heels to participate.

Anyone and everyone affected by this ongoing issue is invited to participate, take a stand as a community, let survivors know there are places to receive help, and honor our loved ones and community members who have lost their lives to domestic or intimate partner violence.

For information about sponsorship, volunteering, and tabling opportunities, or any other questions pertaining to the walk, contact PIK2AR Director Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou:

Our Impact in 2019

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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