Stroll Out Stigma

Wellness, Prevention and Advocacy at Student Health Services is hosting a stroll competition to raise awareness about the ways that stigma can impact our well-being. Stroll Out Stigma will also encourage self-acceptance, respect, and kindness for oneself and others. Stroll Out Stigma will be held: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:30 pm. If you have any time available for me to discuss this with your organization please let me know and I would be happy to accommodate those dates and times. I would be grateful if your organization chose to participate in this event.

What is a stroll?
Strolling involves members of a group lining up and moving uniformly in a forward movement. The forward progression of strolling exemplifies solidarity and pride, which is a great way to promote respect and kindness for self and others and stroll out the negative impact of stigma on our community. No matter your body type, race, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental ability, age, or anything else, you deserve to live unapologetically in your own skin. There will be two champions of Stroll Out Stigma, one will be determined by audience and the other by a panel of judges. The winning teams will receive a trophy along with bragging rights to commemorate their performance.

Stroll Out Stigma will be held: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:30 pm
@Booker T. Washington Auditorium

Review the Stroll Out Stigma rules and guidelines:

  • Requirements: Team captains will register their group. Teams must registered by October 7, 2016
  • Be respectful and courteous of the other groups

    Music and stroll:
  • Minimum of 3 minutes, maximum of 9 minutes for performance (does not include your speaking role prior to your stroll)
  • Use of props must be approved
  • Music must be edited for any themes that objectify women, support hegemonic masculinity/rape culture, mock or make light of mental health issues, and profane language
  • Music must be burned on a CD and turned in before October 12, 2016 at 5pm for review (This is to make sure the CD plays correctly and that the music chosen is appropriate for the event.)
  • Derogatory hand gestures or chants are prohibited
  • Attire must be appropriate for performance (no visible undergarments, transparent clothing, etc.)

Recommendations (but not requirements):

  • Use at least 3 songs for your music mix
  • Wear a shirt that represents your organization
  • Change dance formations
  • Use both unison and alternating moves

Note: For more information, sign up to participate or volunteer please contact C. Ingram at or 803-777-8248.

Click here to register for the Stroll Out Stigma 2016