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NCC Men "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

A Colorful Highlight of "Enough is Enough" Week

Cynthia Tintorri, photos by Patricia Canavan,

It's not every day you see an entire baseball team -- and a college president! -- decked out in red high-heeled pumps. But on April 9, the Northampton Community College Spartans, as well as other like-minded men, 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 several laps through the Student Life Zone, Laub Lounge and the Food Court. The event ended with a "sashay" contest and refreshments.

See more photos in this Flickr gallery.

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" was one of a host of events at NCC campuses for "Enough is Enough" Week,  April 6-10, aimed at creating a more positive atmosphere. Events at Bethlehem and Monroe Campuses include:

Bethlehem Campus

All week in Laub Lounge:
These Hands Don't Hurt
-- Pledge to do your part to keep NCC safe and free from violence and bullying.
Random Acts of Kindness -- Fill out postcards or notes sharing positive experiences that happen daily at NCC.
Nail Painting Colors for Causes -- Have your nails painted with a color of your choice to promote awareness of various social concerns.

April 7
Minute to Win It -- Test your skills against other students in fun competition while learning ways to relieve stress.

April 8
Black and White Day --
Wear black and white to show your support for the Enough is Enough campaign.
Day of Silence - Participants volunteered to not speak for a period of two hours to symbolize and honor those who have been mortally silenced.
Respect:  What Does it Mean to You? -- Students from NCC's Leadership Program presented their leadership project, designed to bring more civility to our campus.
Coffee, Cookies and Conversations for Faculty and Staff -- Members of the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) held a casual conversation about concerns of student conduct and campus safety.

April 9
Free Massages --
Have all of your stress massaged away by our massage therapy students.

April 10
Boys Becoming Men -- 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CC220

Monroe Campus

All Week:
Wear teal -- Stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault -- wear teal in support of the cause.
NCC Faculty and Staff Say "No More" -- NCC faculty and staff pledges on display in Pocono Hall

April 7
Student Pledges

April 8
Casual Conversation with Faculty and Staff - Participants discussed any concerns about student conduct and campus safety with faculty and staff.

April 9
Title IX Sexual Assault Presentation -- Women's Resources of Monroe County provided information regarding what constitutes sexual assault, resources and risk education.