Aug. 22, 2004
Walk for Awareness Held Sept. 6 at Appalachian
BOONE–“Can You Hear Me Now? We’re Clear, No Static” is
the theme for this year’s Walk for Awareness, an event to
raise awareness regarding assault. The theme is to remind members
of the campus community of the need to communicate with others
about issues regarding violence and sexual assault.
Members of the Appalachian State University and Watauga County
communities are invited to gather on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m.
on Appalachian’s Sanford Mall to begin the silent walk through
campus. The walk will cross Rivers Street and end at Kidd Brewer
Speakers for the evening are Martha McCaughey, director of Women’s
Studies at Appalachian, and a representative from the university’s
Counseling and Psychological Services Center and the student body.
The Walk for Awareness began in 1989 following the abduction and
murder of university employee Jeni Gray. It has since evolved into
a memorial to Gray and a reminder to campus and community members
to always be aware of their personal safety.
The Walk for Awareness is supported by the Appalachian Parents
Association and University Highlands.