March 25, 2016
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Adelphi Pi Lambda Phi Brothers Walk in Women’s Shoes in Solidarity with Domestic Violence Victims

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Adelphi University’s Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity brothers recently got a taste of what it’s like to walk in a woman’s shoes–literally. The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held on campus on March 24, 2016, helped raise awareness of domestic violence and gender equality. News 12 Long Island and FiOS-1 Long Island were on the scene to cover the event and interview the fraternity members.

“The goal is to create a conversation about rape culture on college campuses and not just college campuses but other spaces such as jobs as well,” Steven Joseph, philanthropy chairman of Adelphi’s Pi Lambda Phi chapter told a News Channel 12 reporter. “We’re living in a society of rape culture in which we have victims who are afraid to speak out because their voices is being oppressed and subjugated.”  

The men who participated walked on campus in high heels to show their solidarity with women and raise money for Long Island Against Domestic Violence, an advocacy group that runs a 24-hour hotline.  

 “One in three women do experience some form of sexual assault every day,” said Joseph. “So it’s important that they have a voice and they utilize our Lambda Phi as a platform.”

Pi Lambda Phi Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2016

Pi Lambda Phi held its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to end domestic violence.

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