Hundreds Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Ferrum College
The walk designed to end dating violence was a Red Flag Campaign kick off event.
Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) – Three hundred men and women took part in a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event yesterday on the Ferrum College campus. A Red Flag Campaign kick off event, the walk to end dating violence began in the Franklin Quad and continued around the outer perimeter of campus, ending in the Panther’s Den with a reflection and light refreshments. The House Band played to the crowd of participants until the walk began.
See event photos taken by Ferrum College Iron Blade photo editor Joseph Cudjoe and Dean of Students Jason Jones here:
Created by Frank Baird in 2001, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® has become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexual violence education, prevention and remediation programs.
The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence on college campuses using the “bystander intervention” strategy. Launched in Virginia in 2007 and now found on over 100 campuses in 27 states, the Campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see in a friend’s relationship the seven signs or “red flags” for dating violence: emotional abuse, coercion, excessive jealousy, isolation, sexual or physical assault, stalking, and victim-blaming. The Campaign was created in partnership with college students, college personnel, and community victim advocates, and is funded by grants from the Verizon Foundation, Verizon Wireless, Macy’s Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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