By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A week after the Obama administration launches a new effort to combat sexual assault on college campuses, Philadelphia organizers are gearing up for the annual March Against Rape Culture.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Chance For Strong To Severe Storms On Tuesday, Damaging Winds
Participants say attention to the issue is long overdue and organizer Christie Eastburn agrees:
“We’ve been aware of this problem for a long time and it’s just now getting media attention.”
Originally called “The Slut Walk,” it began four years ago after police at a Toronto university told coeds to “stop dressing like sluts” to avoid rape.
“Those words really ignited fire in a lot of people,” says Eastburn.
Listen the the full interview with Christie Eastburn on this CBS Philly podcast (trt: 9:02)…