Chester, Pa. – Male students will walk Widener’s campus in red high-heeled shoes on Friday, April 12 in an effort to raise awareness about the seriousness of rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
For the fourth year, Widener will participate in Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march aimed at highlighting the causes, effects and remediation to men’s sexualized violence against women. The march allows men to have an impact, while walking (or attempting to walk) in high-heeled shoes, and helps them understand and appreciate women’s experiences.
In addition, this year’s walk will feature guest speaker Erica Webster, the founder and CEO of Dub Fitness, a women’s fitness center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Webster was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and is extremely active in the veterans’ community. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network and consults with local businesses on employee health and wellness, women’s empowerment in the workplace, and leadership development.
Members of the media are encouraged to attend, as this will be a highly visual event. Please contact Assistant Director of Communications Jessica Reyes at 908-268-9355 with questions.
WHO: The Interfraternity Council, in collaboration with the Office of Student Life, Pride Recreation Center, College Panhellenic Council, Intercultural Greek Council, Club Sports, and the Title IX Office, will host the annual walk.
WHAT: Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence and is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about this issue.
WHERE: Memorial Field (behind Old Main), 1 University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 12 p.m.