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March 16, 2020

In light of the CDC recommendation to cancel large gatherings for the next 8 weeks, Blackburn Center has made the decision to cancel Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020.  We appreciate the enthusiasm and support the community has shown for this event over the past nine years...

March 7, 2018

In the past six months, issues that have long been central to our agency’s mission, such as ending domestic and sexual violence, have become topics of national conversation.  From the #MeToo movement that brought issues of sexual assault and sexual violence to the fore...

April 26, 2017

The numbers for our 2017 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event are in! This year, despite the cold and rainy weather, we had over 1,100 walkers — plus at least a dozen dogs and even a pet skunk in a stroller!  This number rivals those of previous years, when we had temperatur...

April 19, 2017

In just a few days, we will be kicking off our seventh annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®! Since 2011, our signature event has brought together the Westmoreland County community to raise awareness and start a conversation about how we can each take action to end gender-b...

April 12, 2017

At Blackburn Center, we envision a world free from domestic and sexual violence and other forms of violence. We can all work toward making this vision a reality through taking action in our own lives. As we discussed in a previous blog post, What Can YOU Do?, there are...

January 3, 2017

It’s that time of year again!  Time to dust off your favorite high heels (or sneakers! Or roller skates!), get out your markers and poster board, and walk a mile in her shoes! Our 2017 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on April 22, 2017 at St. Clair Park i...

April 6, 2016

We are less than 2 weeks away from our signature event, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®!  This year, we are hoping to see more than 1,000 men, women and children at our walk — raising awareness, taking the pledge, and with some luck, enjoying a beautiful spring day!

 

Every ye...

March 23, 2016

Next month, Blackburn Center will be hosting its signature event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.  As with our previous Walks, the cornerstone of this event will be the Pledge to End Gender Violence.  This pledge was inspired by Jackson Katz’s...

January 6, 2016

It’s that time of year again!  Time to dust off your favorite high heels (or sneakers! Or roller skates!), get out your markers and poster board, and walk a mile in her shoes! Our 2016 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on April 16, 2016 at St. Clair Park i...

April 23, 2015

 

My name is Laura Fontana and I am a senior at SHU and the spring Greensburg Community Development Corporation intern.  I want to share my adventure in downtown Greensburg before I graduate and leave for grad school. 

 

It started on a Friday night su...

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