Walk the Walk
Twice a year The Center offers a unique experiential exercise for anyone who wishes to understand how we all play a role in ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Walk the Walk” is a domestic violence and sexual violence awareness exercise that is designed to allow YOU to experience the issues and emotions survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence face every day. This exercise was created to give you a better understanding of the true complexity of domestic violence and sexual assault and the lasting impact it has on the survivor and their loved ones.
In this workshop, you will become the survivor. You will learn about the different responses survivors receive from family, friends, and community members as you weave your way through your character’s story. At times, you will be asked to make life choices, and understand the consequences of your decisions for your character.
The goal of the exercise is multifaceted: to increase awareness of the struggles that people with abusive partners face; to illustrate that domestic violence and sexual assault are a community tragedy, not a private problem; to show that we all have a role in the movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault; and to encourage people to think creatively to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community and beyond.
“Walk the Walk” is based on the real-life experiences of survivors. Participation in the 2 hour workshop is free to the public and are held at The Center for Violence Free Relationships.
The exercises are based on the real-life experiences of survivors. Participation in the workshops will illustrate how domestic violence and sexual assault are a community tragedy and not a private problem. The workshops are about 2 hours long and encourage participants to think creatively about ways to end violence in El Dorado County and beyond.
For more information on the Walks contact The Center at (530) 626-1450 or (916) 939-4464.