Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

2019 New Kensington Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Jim Shields and Nick Petrucci

Jim Shields (left center), associate director for career services, and Nick Petrucci, instructor of electro-mechanical engineering technology, participate in the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Penn State New Kensington. They joined other male faculty, staff and students for the fourth annual event to raise awareness about the prevention of sexual assault and gender-based violence.

2019 New Kensington Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event - Students with signs

Penn State New Kensington students take part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 16. The event asks men to walk a mile in women's high-heeled shoes to open communication about sexual assault, gender-based violence and gender stereotypes. Male participants and other event supporters on campus held signs stating why they participated.

2019 New Kensington Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Marty Miller

Marty Miller, who has more than 25 years of experience working in the domestic violence field, served as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Penn State New Kensington. Miller asked the students, faculty and staff in attendance to think about how actions and behavior can affect others. "Once you understand what loving someone is about, that's more powerful than anything else," said Miller.