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Frat Brothers Walk Well-Heeled

Frat bros walked on their toes to combat sexual violence at UCSB and Isla Vista.
Jake Daly

Representatives from UCSB fraternities recently wore high heels and paraded through Isla Vista for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. The event capped off a week that highlighted the problem of sexual violence on college campuses. Hosted by Sigma Pi and Kappa Sigma, a crowd of more than 100 frat brothers and sorority sisters gathered on a recent Friday night at Storke Tower and marched Anisq’Oyo’ Park, chanting “Listen, Believe, Support” along the way and eliciting cheers from onlookers at eateries on Pardall Road.

“[It’s] a very big point for us to show people what we were about,” said Sigma Pi president Jon Kroll, adding that recent negative media attention has stigmatized fraternities. “It’s a little infuriating,” he said. “The whole idea is [starting] a conversation,” Kroll said. “It may seem like a very simple thing but it will go a long way.”

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