Hike in heels aims to raise awareness of sexual assault | News
One group's hike through the UT campus Wednesday carried a powerful message.
Dozens of people joined in the "Hike the Hill in Heels" event. Many of them put on heels for the march from Circle Park to the Hill to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness month at UT.
Organizers say the reason they wore high heels was to make the walk uncomfortable while they read facts about sexual assaults.
They say its a national issue and creating awareness is critical.
"Campuses want to be different, we want to be different than what the history has told us campuses are and we want to create an environment so that when students leave here they take those beliefs and that activism into all areas of the community where they work and live," said Ashley Blamey, Center for Health Education and Wellness.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness will be hosting a series of events during the next few weeks for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.