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Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence
In this Issue
:: Join Us!
Dear Jacki m,
PAVE shatters the silence of sexual violence through social awareness, educational outreach, and legislative efforts. By being both prevention and awareness focused, PAVE works on all fronts to end sexual violence affecting men, women and children throughout the globe.
We use art, education and action to challenge cultural norms that encourage violence and ignore the spectrum of sexual abuse. We create an awareness and response to any injustices victims, survivors and their communities suffer.
You're invited to join this important work - learn more today!
National PAVE Walk to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. PAVE will provide the tool kit complete with flyers, posters, press release, and a step-by-step guide to make it simple to create a walk in your community. You also will have an opportunity to raise donations for your favorite local charity such as a local YWCA or rape crisis center! The community that raises the most money will win an event in the fall or next SAAM with MTV's Sarah Rice and acclaimed poet Steve Connell (seen on BET, MSNBC, HBO and more!) For more info, click here.
To get involved, email: Programs@ShatteringTheSilence.org
PAVE Founder on CNN HLN's Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell
Founder of PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Angela Rose speaks to CNN HLN's Jane Velez Mitchell on the recent Maryland attacks on elderly females this month. One suspected perpetrator raped an elderly woman twice in her own home. Click here to watch the video and comment.
Male Survivor: Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence
Male Survivor is a PAVE Affiliate who is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. See their new PSA and campaign "Dare to Dream" by clicking here: http://www.malesurvivor.org/
"Raising the Volume" - PAVE Ambassador: Leandra Krueger
On Valentine's Day of 2006, Leandra was drugged and sexually assaulted by her OB/GYN - a trusted doctor that delivered two of her children. After speaking out and pressing charges, detectives were able to back track assaults perpetrated by the Doctor almost 23 years. Many were silenced! With a successful conviction, Leandra is determined to give a voice and face to this far too often "silent crime."
Taking the Power Back and Raising the Volume...
Because she was sexually assaulted on Valentine's Day, she had been triggered by hearts and Vday cards. Bravely, she took ownership over her triggers and spoke out at a rally working with orgs including Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) on Vday 2011. Passionate to the cause of giving a voice to those who have been silenced by abuse, this typical girl next door turned activist hopes to inspire and empower women/men nationwide to speak out against abuse.
Artistic Means to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence
PAVE is hosting a series of Arts for Awareness events across the country including New York with Rusted Blue, Virginia, and Texas. Combining artists, musicians, advocates and poets, these events can bring a sense of community and empowerment when shattering the silence of sexual violence. PAVE features creative events to engage people in dialogue on the issue of violence and provides an artistic voice to survivors as a means of healing.
Learn more about PAVE's use of art to shatter the silence, watch a clip of the interactive art empowerment campaign The Binding Project. If you are interested in hosting an event in your community, email Info@ShatteringTheSilence.org
And if you are in Chicago, visit: Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art
Safe Campus, Strong Voices
National Campus Safety Awareness Month
Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) are having a contest to create the logo for the Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign! This campaign is a national initiative for National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face. The Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign will focus on victim empowerment, prevention, bystander intervention, and provide tangible tools for both men and women to work together to create a safer campus.
International Race to STOP THE SILENCE April 23, 2011 -
Join PAVE at The Race to Stop the Silence, an 8K Race, 5K fun run/walk, and kids fun run, is conducted yearly in Washington, D.C. (2011 is the seventh annual) during April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) to raise mass awareness about child sexual abuse. The Race is an upbeat, educational, and motivational event that brings in support from government, corporate, foundation and private individuals and attracts over 1,200 people, reaches millions through media outreach in relation to it, and draws notable speakers each year. Click here for more info.
PAVE's friends at Big Voice Pictures continues to shatter the silence of sexual violence with their captivating film "Boys and Men Healing." Click here for more info.
On Valentine's Day, PAVE hosted a conference call "PAVE Love Fest: Building the National Movement to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence" discussing some exciting new national initiatives that you can cultivate in your own community for positive change! We need you!! Spread the word about this call to your friends, colleagues, campus Women's Center, local rape crisis affiliates, etc.
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SAVE THE DATES:
2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Chicago, IL - April 11-13, 2011
Annual Hawai'i Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma
March 8-10, 2011
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND TRAUMA
September 11 - 14, 2011
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Donate today to continue our efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your community!
Visit our website: www.ShatteringTheSilence.org - Sign up for our email alerts, join our FB cause, or start a PAVE affiliate in your community!! Get involved and let's work together to shatter the silence of sexual violence!