Summit: Presentation by Joanne Belknap

Alcohol and drugs do not cause sexual abuse and that’s probably one of the most controversial things I feel like I have said in all of this. People’s basic values don’t change when they’re high or drunk. That I may drink and sing karaoke in a bar, but I don’t drink and hit my child, I don’t drink and kick my dog. That I may do some things that I don’t have the courage to do such as, you know, singing karaoke, that I don’t otherwise, but I’m not going to go out and roll down my window and yell racial epithets when I’m drunk. To say that people suddenly have a completely different value system on what is right or wrong, we have to be really careful about that.

via Summit: Presentation by Joanne Belknap.

Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Day chose to bring Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to campus last year as a project for her Communication 340 leadership course, which currently has 32 students enrolled.

Day said she brought Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to Ball State because a lot of college-age students deal with sexual assault silently.

“You don’t really think about things like that happening to your students, but they are vulnerable at this age,” she said. “We hope people will be supportive in preventing these types of issues, but also helping people who are going through them.”

~BSU Daily News

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Wisit the organization’s website at http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/

~Staff