You know how when you see a news truck, reporter, && cameras, you immediately get curious, but not really enough to stop whatever it is you`re doing? Especially if nothing seems to be going on at the moment? That happened to my friend and I earlier today. We were on our way to dinner - && starving - so we didn`t really pay them much mind.
On our way back to the dorm, however, things got interesting. Out of nowhere we hear all this commotion, && we see a group of people in matching shirts sprinting across the Unity Plot.
My first reaction is that it`s a bunch of over-excited incoming freshman.
However, it turned out to be a group of (male) students here at Savannah State. Running. In high heels. So as you can imagine, I was cracking up laughing all over the sidewalk.
Poor things were STRUGGLING in those baby heels! Some didn`t even have on heels, I saw some sandals && some Mary-Janes, yet they still had some achy feet.
Now, before you think they were just running in heels to be running in heels, it turns out that they were participating in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. Basically, what this is is men running in women`s shoes in order to raise awareness about violence and rape, and to advocate against it.
http://www2.wsav.com/news/2011/apr/14/walk-mile-her-shoes-men-wear-heels-kick-abuse-agai-ar-1716581/ <- this is the news report; I busted out laughing when they did a close up on those man feet in those SHOES!
I like the fact that there were so many participants in this. I also like the fact that it shed some good light onto my HBCU, especially since we have gotten a little bit of negative press recently. Also, not to be particular, but I enjoy the fact that there were so many African American young men involved. I feel like the more young men of color that are shown doing good, the more there will be that can be persuaded into doing the same.
All in all, this was a hilarious way to make a statement about something that has no humor in it. I can only hope more positive things come from this.