April 08, 2014
It's not every day you see an entire baseball team decked out in red high-heeled pumps. But on April 8, the Northampton Community College Spartans donned the stylish footwear to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" in support of women and to protest violence against them.
The national program is based on the saying, "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." The baseball players, as well as other NCC men, wore heels borrowed from DeSales and Lehigh Universities' programs and walked an actual mile from the Quad, through College Center, around the Spartan Center parking lot, and back through the Enrollment Center, where they celebrated their accomplishment and enjoyed refreshments with others in the college community.
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" was one of a host of events at NCC campuses for "Enough is Enough" Week, April 7-11, aimed at creating a more positive atmosphere. Events at Main and Monroe Campuses include:
These Hands Don't Hurt - Pledge to do your part to keep NCC safe and free from violence and bullying -- all week in Laub Lounge (Main) and classroom hallway (Monroe).
Random Acts of Kindness - Fill out postcards or notes sharing positive experiences that happen daily at NCC - all week in Laub Lounge (Main) and lobby (Monroe).
Black and White Day - Wear black and white to show your support for the Enough is Enough campaign - Wednesday, April 9.
Day of Silence - Volunteer to not speak for a period of two hours to symbolized and honor those who have been mortally silenced - Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Laub Lounge.
Get Active, Not Physical - Join in an open yoga session for stress relief - Thursday, April 10, 10 - 11 a.m., CC 220.
Obstacle Course - Test your speed and agility and expend some energy - Thursday, April 10, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Quad.
Sexual Assault Workshop - A discussion of ways that both males and females can protect themselves from sexual assault, presented by Crime Victims Council of the LV - Thursday, April 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in CC 220.
Enough is Enough Week is sponsored by the Women's Club, Student Senate, Zeta Kappa Psi, Phi Theta Kappa, International Student Organization and the Social Work Club.
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