Central Penn College - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event - April 17 at 4 p.m.

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April 15, 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event - April 17 at 4 p.m.

More than a dozen male students, faculty and staff members will don high heels in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Central Penn College.

They also will be raising money for the Rape Crisis Center at the Carlisle YWCA and the CP Players, the college’s theatre club that is sponsoring the event.  

The tour around campus will include four “living exhibits” to educate participants about:

  • The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses
  • Street harassment
  • The impact of victim-blaming culture
  • The personal experiences of our own campus community

“It is so encouraging to see men across campus stand up in solidarity with women to raise awareness about gender violence and sexual assault,” said Megan Peterson, director of Equity & Multicultural Affairs at the college.

“So often sexual violence is thought of as a ‘women’s issue’ but it’s really everyone’s issue. We all bear a responsibility to end sexual and gender violence, and this event has started some great conversations on campus about these issues,” said Peterson, who will provide opening remarks at the event.

Also speaking will be Gwen Stahlnecker, campus outreach advocate at the Carlisle YWCA, and Dr. Melissa Wehler, dean of Humanities and Sciences at Central Penn.

The event is open to the community. The walk will begin at the college’s ATEC building on the corner of Valley Road and B Street.

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