Paving the way for others

March 5, 2009

Honored to be able to share these with you.  Remember to pass the word on so that others in your life will know they are not alone out here.  Lady J @



PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Newsletter

Shatter the Silence of Sexual  Violence!

February 2009

In This Issue

Sarah Rice – MTV Real World

PAVE Affiliate Program

PAVE Profile: Claudia Jordan

I Can Do It! Conference

End Violence in the Congo

Survivor to Warrior Conference

PAVE’s Love Fest Media

Campus Safety in 2009

Professional Training Opportunity

Sarah Rice Joins PAVE:

MTV Real World Brooklyn

Currently on MTV’s Real World Brooklyn, Sarah Rice has made a tremendous impact as she candidly opened up about her past history of sexual violence by both her father and a day care worker. Having dated both men and women, Sarah also discusses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues, though she does not put a label on herself or box herself into any category. Sarah also believes in finding healing through art and is in school to become an art therapist. Sarah is an inspiration to many people for her voice and we are excited to have both Sarah and her mom on board with PAVE to help shatter the silence of sexual violence!

Learn more about Sarah’s impact!

PAVE’s Affiliate Program
What is a PAVE Affiliate?

A PAVE Affiliate is an existing institution such as a rape crisis center, women’s center, Sheriff’s department, high school, or campus student government that wants to join the national, grassroots movement to shatter the silence of sexual violence.
Benefits in Becoming a PAVE Affiliate:
· Templates for  Fundraising and Meetings
· Action kits for Rallies, Campaigns, and Events
· Webinars and conference calls
· National and International Networking Opportunities
· Discount on Educational Materials
· Increased Exposure and insider emails from the national PAVE team


READ MORE and join us today as a PAVE Affiliate!

Questions can be directed at:

PAVE Profile:

Claudia Jordan

Model Claudia Jordan will be one of the many celebrity contestants on

The Celebrity Apprentice.

She will be playing for our friends at The National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC), an organization  dedicated to ending all forms of child abuse in three generations using awareness, education, and the advocacy of children’s rights through legal reform. 
Profile of Claudia Jordan (provided by NAPSAC):

Claudia was born and raised in East Providence, Rhode Island. She is a former Barker Beauty on the Price is Right and has appeared on The Best Damn Sports Show as a special correspondent. Claudia was once an All-American in track and field and represented Rhode Island in the 1997 Miss USA Pageant. Claudia has appeared in the Al Pacino movie Simone as well as CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, One on One on UPN and WB’s Jack and Jill.  As an aspiring NFL sports reporter, Claudia co-hosted a week-long radio show live from the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. Claudia has been a reporter for the Providence American Newspaper in Providence, RI and has hosted several television shows such as Livin’ Large (NBC) and Fox Sports 54321.


I Can Do It Conference

Join PAVE at the I Can Do It Conference! Reconnect with your true self: This annual conference gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a forum where each speaker offers the opportunity for spiritual and body enlightenment. Don’t miss this highly recommended and unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to meeting you there! Click Here for More Information

Help us "Shatter the Silence"


PAVE is a national 501(c)(3)nonprofit that uses social, educational, and legislative tactics to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence


Please forward this to your friends…


PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment

End Violence in the Congo

Art & Action

There have been tens of thousands of women raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo. United Nations officials are calling it one of the worst instances of violence against women in the world.

To help shatter the silence surrounding this sexual violence

The Voices and Faces Project

has supported a documentary initiative to collect testimonies of survivors so the public can see first hand the effects of violence.

A series of portraits of war from the Democratic Republic of Congo –Congo/Women– explores this issue in a way that calls for action. The exhibit will be in Washington D.C. March 5th and New York City on March 16. Artwork was produced by the folowing featured photographers:

Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv and James Nachtwey.

The people who have bravely shared their images with the photographers in this exhibition are experiencing the individual reality of the crisis reflected by these statistics. We invite you to show your support for the women and girls of Congo by joining the online gallery and being counted in their numbers – upload your photo today and join the visual petition!

Also, find out how you can take action to end violence in the Congo with Amnesty International.

Last Chance to Register

The Army of Angels Conference:
March 13 -14, 2009
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Sponsored by PAVE, this

Army of Angels conference will focus on healing, education, collaboration, and action to
shatter the silence of sexual violence!
This conference will feature our Nation’s most respected and well-known experts and advocates who have been seen on virtually every major media outlet including Oprah, 48 Hours, Montel Williams, and CNN.
Purchase your tickets today! Click here

Thanks to all those who came out to celebrate our 8th anniversary.

It was a fabulous show and a big thanks to Tim for coordinating this event! We will post videos and photos shortly.

Read some of the media coverage:

Crime Examiner

Concert Live Wire

PAVE Impacts Greeks!

In February, PAVE worked to educate scores of fraternity and sorority members from across the country. In February, the National Black Greek Leadership Conference was held in conjunction with the Mid-American Greek Council with over 2000 people in attendance. PAVE’s Angela Rose and Jaime Gill (both pictured) presented a workshop about multiculturalism and shattering the silence of sexual violence. They provided tips on creating programs on their own campus to continue this work. Also, PAVE’s Executive Director Angela Rose, trained over 350 sorority and fraternity members at the University of South Alabama.

Read an article here!

Campus Safety in 2009

On February 3, 2009,

the Campus Safety Act was past unanimously  by the U.S. House of Representatives. Under this bill a National Center for Campus Public Safety will be established to help colleges respond to the security challenges.  
This Center will be administered through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Both colleges and nonprofits will be be eligible for their grants to support campuses through training and education.

Along with this new bill the Clery Act has been revised – training will be offered through Security to help keep your institution up to date and in compliance:

Register Today

Florida Gulf Coast University
Student Union
10501 FGCU Boulevard
Ft. Myers, Florida 33965

Mon. March 2, 2009 8AM-5 PM
Tues. March 3, 2009 8AM-12PM

Continue to support Security on Campus whose work is instrumental in keeping our campuses safe from violence!

Training Opportunity

This spring the Northwest Intervention Enterprises, Inc. is offering a training opportunity for professionals in the mental health, addictions, or corrections fields:

"In the Mind of a Perpetrator – Alleviating Violence to Women, Children and Families"


The Scottish Rights Center

2090 Commerical St.

Salem, OR  97302


April 28, 29, 30 & May 1st

8:30 am to 5pm daily
For more information contact:

Northwest Intervention Enterprises, Inc

Ph: 503.391.1308

Quick Links

National PAVE’s Website

Angela Rose’s Website

The Binding Project

PAVE’s Media Blog

Madison PAVE Chapter


We apologies for any confusion caused by writing that Security on Campus’ training was on Title XI, it is in fact on the Clery Act.


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