Penn State Lehigh Valley to host first-ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march

March 24, 2015

Penn State Lehigh Valley will hold its first-ever Walk A Mile in Her Shoes march at 12:15 p.m. on April 7.

Male faculty, staff and students will don 4-inch red heels for a symbolic walk around campus to take a stand against sexual violence. Participants will begin the walk at the Sports Court, and will finish at the campus’s Nittany Lion shrine. Emily Rieser, Outreach Educator for the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, will close the event.

Interested male faculty, staff and students can register for the event at the campus’s reception desk or by calling 610-285-5000. All are welcome to attend the event and support participants as they walk for the cause. Free will donations will be accepted.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence created by Frank Baird in 2001. It is a lighthearted opportunity for men to come together to raise awareness of, and peacefully protest against, rape and sexual violence.

“The vulnerability that many women feel is one I hope to expel,” said Manuel Colón, a sophomore who will be participating in the event, “I’m really looking forward to this event, and I hope to be seen as someone who stands up (4-inches higher) for women and anyone else who suffers from this abuse.”

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Last Updated March 25, 2015