Why Walk?

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 / 8 p.m. / Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The history as to why Appalachian began the Walk for Awareness will be shared this year by Barbara Daye, Dean of Students Emeritus who began the Walk 29 years ago. Our story began in 1989, when two young women from Appalachian State University were abducted and raped by the same man. One died. One survived. Although the events took place off campus, the Walk for Awareness began as a campus response to their experience. Since then, each September, students, faculty and staff walk silently as a community to commemorate lives lost to violence, to support victims and survivors of violence, and to commit to speaking out against violence in all forms.

Walk for Awareness

Sept. 4, 2018 / 9 p.m.
Begins at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

A silent walk through campus beginning on Sanford Mall to commemorate lives lost to violence in our community, to support victims and survivors of violence and to affirm our commitment and responsibility to speak out against violence in all its forms.