Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity to host walk against sexual violence

Elizabeth Stoeger, Staff Writer

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s Delta Rho chapter at Linfield will host their annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event to combat sexual assault and violence against women.

Fraternity members will walk a mile in high-heeled shoes “as a way to raise money and increase awareness to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, and gender violence at Linfield, and throughout the world,” according to their Facebook page.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international organization that has been working to raise awareness of sexualized violence since 2001.

“As a group we want to show our support for the fight against sexual assault. We raised over $5,800 last year for this cause and we are hoping to exceed our goal of $7,500 this year for the Henderson House,” said Will Samp, ‘17, president of the Detla Rho chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Not only Linfield will participate, but cities and colleges around the globe will walk in support of women.

From Rutger’s Medical School to John Cabot University in Rome, men have traipsed around in high heels as a way “to open communication about sexualized violence,” according to the organization’s website.

This light-hearted walk will be the second for Linfield. Last year, Pi Kappa Alpha raised $5,583, which all went to the Henderson house, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The event will be held on April 30 and will begin at 11 a.m. outside Riley Hall.