Penn State Lehigh Valley to host its second Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march

March 29, 2016

Penn State Lehigh Valley will host its second Walk A Mile in Her Shoes march at 12:15 p.m. on April 12.

Male faculty, staff, alumni 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.

Interested male faculty, staff and students can register for the event in room 214 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.  Any student who volunteers or participates will get a free event T-shirt.

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 an opportunity for men to come together to raise awareness of, and peacefully protest against, rape and sexual violence

New to this event this year is a presentation the day before from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. April 11, in room 135 by Heidi Markow, founder and CEO of the Beginning Over Foundation.

Beginning over with Heidi Markow

Heidi Markow, founder and CEO of the Beginning Over Foundation, will share her sister's story from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in Room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley as part of the two-day Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Penn State Lehigh Valley's Multimedia Innovation Center

Markow will share her sister’s story and how she started the Beginning Over Foundation. This presentation is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

The event and presentation are sponsored by the Commission for Women and funded by the student activity fee.

 

 

Last Updated March 29, 2016