National Walk to End Sexual Assault

 

Carry the Weight

Celeb PSA from White House

Published on Apr 29, 2014

President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell on putting an end to sexual assault. http://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many

PAVE Ambassador Laura Dunn Launches SurvJustice

 

Laura Dunn, Executive Director & Founder of SurvJustice, a PAVE Partner

Laura DunnLaura Dunn is an outspoken campus sexual assault survivor and activist. She has been involved with PAVE for many years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Legal Studies and Psychology, with a certificate in Criminal Justice. Dunn then entered Teach for America – New Orleans, where she taught middle school math post-Katrina. During that time she also served as the Communications Director for the national nonprofit PAVE and founded its Survivor Justice Campaign. Dunn then attended the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she received her J.D. in 2014 with a focus on victim’s rights law. 

She was recently seen on MSNBC – click here.

SERVICES of SurvJustice:

SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE: CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

ACTIVIST EMPOWERMENT: LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS, MEDIA RESPONSE, GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


HELP: The Movement

A National Movement to HELP: Heal, Educate, Lead, Prevent

A Positive, Proactive Approach That Engages Men & Women to work together to eradicate campus sexual assault

HELP is a National Movement to: Heal Survivors, Educate Key Segments, Lead the Charge to Transform & Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

HELP The Movement strategy delivered by PAVE Founder Angela Rose to the White House on February 21, 2014.

HELP: A Holistic Approach - Combatting the issue of sexual assault requires a cutting edge, cross-disciplinary approach that encompasses top-down and bottom-up strategies engaging students, faculty and administration to be a part of the solution. It needs to be inclusive of all stakeholders and communities including LGBTQ and other under-served populations with a focus on prevention, education of key segments and include an arm of healing and survivor support. Having brought together dozens of leading national organizations, PAVE is launching a coordinated, national effort in 2014 to galvanize the movement on college campuses across the country to HELP: Heal, Educate, Lead & Prevent

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National Campus Sexual Assault Summit To Be Held At Georgetown Law: Prevention, Empowerment and Policy

Washington DC – September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and the national nonprofit PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is convening the first ever National Campus Sexual Assault Summit that will focus on violence prevention with bystander intervention, empowerment of survivors, and policy including Title IX, The Clery Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act. The National Campus Sexual Assault Summit will be convened on Friday, September 27, at Georgetown Law from 12:30pm-5:00pm featuring special guest Sarah Rice from MTV. This Summit is being broadcast live via webcast to over 300 colleges across the country. According to the US Department of Justice, at least one in four college women will be a victim of sexual assault during her academic career.  Recent coverage of the treatment of a rape victim at a major university shows how poorly designed procedures coupled with uninformed policies and a disconnected culture re-victimized the victim. Angela Rose, Founder of PAVE said, “We are galvanizing the collective and collaborative national movement on college campuses to enable students to have a learning environment free from harassment, violence and fear. Moreover, countless survivors are re-victimized by institutions and even fellow students when they attempt to seek justice – that has to change.” Two outspoken survivors of campus sexual assault who have received national media attention for their fight for justice – Laura Dunn and Wendy Wyler – will be present and available for interview. PAVE’s efforts boldly aspire to one day transform our nation into one free from sexual assault and ensure that no victim ever feels alone or disempowered. The National Campus Sexual Assault Summit is a part of the Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign, which is a partnership between PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment and the Clery Center for Security On Campus. Over 400 colleges across the country have downloaded the Safe Campus, Strong Voices tool-kit. The partnership also launched a free mobile phone application “Shatter The Silence.” Founded by a victim of abduction and sexual assault turned activist Angela Rose, Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to using education and action to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence through targeted social, educational, and legislative tactics.   PAVE’s work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. PAVE strongly believes in the power of collaboration and the National Campus Sexual Assault Summit collaboration organizations include: Know Your IX, Male Survivor, National Stalking Resource Center, RESPONSE ABILITY Project, IX Network, the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Hollaback!, Stop the Silence, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER), HazingPrevention.org, Break the Cycle, the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan and Georgetown Law Advocates Against Sexual Violence.

Launch of Our Mobile Phone Application!

Shatter the Silence Mobile Phone App!

PAVE and the Clery Center for Security on Campus’ Shatter The Silence App provides education and resources to help prevent sexual violence by equipping users with knowledge, skills and services through interactive multimedia tools. Shatter The Silence also provides instant EMERGENCY functionality that will contact the police, and connect you to immediate support from trained violence intervention specialists.


 

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PAVE Founder’s Book


PAVE Founder Angela Rose launched her first book “Hope, Healing & Happiness: Going Inward to Transform Your Life” on April 2, 2013 at Penn State Harrisburg!

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TWEET ANGELA @AngelaRosePAVE

Angela Rose is an author, speaker, humanitarian and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people triumph over tragedy. Her decade of work on self-empowerment and community building has taken her across the country and abroad to speak on continuous improvement for the mind, body, and soul. Angela focuses on helping others take control of their minds, reconnect to the love and light within, and transform into their fullest potential as human beings. She has been seen on CNN, Dr. Drew, The Today Show, and TIME magazine. In 2012, the Bio Channel profiled Angela’s story of surviving abduction and assault on the show “I Survived”. CNN Headline News Morning Show featured Angela on the “Breakthrough Women” series: http://bit.ly/ZQSmtA.

Erin’s Law

PAVE Ambassador Erin Merryn is an author/activist/speaker who has launched a nationwide effort to pass Erin’s Law.

“Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

  1. Students in grades preK – 5th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
  2. School personnel all about child sexual abuse
  3. Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families

Already state governments in Illinois, Indiana, Maine and Missouri have passed Erin’s Law.

It is now pending in eight additional states, with more to come:

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Minnesota
  4. Mississippi
  5. Nevada
  6. New Mexico
  7. New York
  8. Pennsylvania

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor turned activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization.

Erin has been featured on OprahMontel WilliamsGood Morning AmericaCNNTimeThe Chicago Tribune and was recently named a Glamour Woman of the Year. She has dedicated her life to preventing child sexual abuse and supporting its victims. She is determined to see to it that all 50 states pass Erin’s Law to protect millions of children from having to experience anything similar to what she did.

GET INVOLVED TO PASS ERIN’S LAW IN YOUR STATE! Email: Info@PavingTheWay.net

RA Dickey Story

As Major League Baseball’s regular season comes to an end, there is one player’s story that really stands out. Robert Allen “R.A.” Dickey, pitcher for the New York Mets, has a truly inspiring story. After being drafted in 1996 by the Texas Rangers, Dickey bounced from team to team with limited success. In 2010, Dickey joined with New York Mets, and broke out this year as the league’s only true knuckleballer winning 20 games in 2012.

Aside from the perseverance and determination he has shown as a pitcher and ball player, R.A. Dickey has survived much more. During his rise to baseball fame in 2012, Dickey also released his autobiography Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knucleball. In this in-depth, personal book, Dickey delves into his personal life and career.

But R.A. Dickey is more than a baseball player. He is a survivor. In his memoir, Dickey divulges two separate incidents of sexual assault suffered during the summer when he was only 8 years old — the first by a 13 year old female babysitter, and the second by a 17 year old male. Statistically speaking, 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. Of sexually abused children grades five through twelve, 48% of the boys told no one about the abuse.

In a recent article on ESPN.go.com Dickey explains his hope for the book: “One of the hopes I have for the book, and will have as long as it’s out, is that people will be able to draw something from it that may help them — whether it’s to talk about it more, not to be afraid, to be open with what’s happened, and that there are people available that will love you no matter what. I kind of grew up in a place where I didn’t necessarily feel that.”

To read an excerpt from the book, visit sportsillustrated.cnn.com.

Written by: Alexandra L.