Pave newsletter June 2009

July 1, 2009

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PAVE

PAVE Newsletter

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

June 2009

In this Issue

:: PAVE Day at WNBA

:: Sophia World Conference

:: Upcoming PAVE Event

:: National Campus Safety Awareness Month

:: International Efforts For Survivors

:: Save The Date – Conferences

:: Supporting Abused Families

:: Special Thanks!

:: Dr. Ayers Outrage

Dear Jacki m,

PAVE is a national, nonprofit that uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence. Through social awareness campaigns, educational outreach, and targeted legislative efforts we work to end sexual violence on all fronts.
PAVE is both prevention and response based. We educate on cultural norms that encourage or trivialize violence while also creating grassroots action against injustices to victims and survivors.
You’re invited to join this important work – learn more today!

NOTE: PAVE FOUNDER, ANGELA ROSE, FEATURED ON FRONT PAGE OF CHICAGO AREA DAILY HERALD LAST SUNDAY! PLEASE READ AND POST A COMMENT ON THE SITE!

Survivor Justice Outrage!
Gang-Rape Left Unprosecuted
ABC News has recently reported on a case from 2007 where three brave college-athlete women intervened at a De Anza Community College party to stop the gang-rape of an unconscious 17-year-old girl. Click here to read the article about the incident.
   Despite having three eye-witnesses this case was not prosecuted by the district attorney’s office citing the victim’s lack of memory as a major road block. This ‘excuse’ is often used in cases where a victim is severely intoxicated or even unconscious. PAVE believes strongly that alcohol-facilitates sexual assaults should be vigorously prosecuted, especially in a case where such strong physical evidence and eye-witness testimony exists.
    To voice your opinion, let the Santa Clara District Attorney Dolores Carr know that their should be no excuse for failing to prosecute the young men who so horribly violated this young woman (sample letters and talking points available from: SurvivorJustice@pavingtheway.net).

Dolores Carr
District Attorney
70 W. Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose CA 95110
Phone: (408) 299-3099
Fax: (408) 286-5437

**PAVE applauds those who intervened to end this atrocity and their campaign to never leave any woman behind to become a victim of sexual violence: http://www.nowomanleftbehindcampaign.org/

PAVE Day at WNBA

WNBA Chicago SkyThe WNBA team Chicago Sky partnered with PAVE for PAVE Day in June featuring PAVE’s Angela Rose as Co-Captain for the game. PAVE supporter April Rose, who is a model and TV personality, was there to throw the first ball out. Working with Comcast Sportsnet and JRock, a powerful PSA was produced and shown at the game! We received great feedback from the experience and we shattered the silence of sexual violence!

SOPHIA 2010 World Conference
Date: May 25-29, 2010
Location: Sophia, Bulgaria

SophiaPurpose: This is a major world conference to achieve global goals to improve social conditions, preserve nature and honor spirituality towards a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

BECOME A MEMBER OF SOPHIA FOR ONLY $20.10

PAVE’s Executive Director, Angela Rose, was appointed the Co-Chair for the Ending Violence and Human Trafficking track of the conference. The founder of the Sophia World Conference is Dr. Linda Stillman who was been involved with the UN for over 20 years.

Please join PAVE in Bulgaria in 2010!

PAVE Event – Chicago
Fear No Fashion

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, September 27

Cubby Bear Chicago, 3pm

Featuring local celebrities, fashion designers, silent auction, and surpises! You don’t want to miss this event!

Campus Safety Awareness
Action Alert!

Security on Campus, Inc. has partnered with many campuses since 2005 to promote National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) each September. Currently they are working to get Congressional recognition for this partnership through

H. Res. 90, which needs 50 co-sponsors to be passed by the full U.S. House of Representatives in time for September.
Do not delay! Please call or e-mail your Representative today asking them to become a co-sponsor (sample e-mails available and easy to find contact information for your Representative)!
Security On Campus, Inc. Training:
Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar
Aug. 3-4th at Fairfield University in Connecticut
RSVP
Friday
July 17, 2009

International Efforts
Women For Women

As many wars and conflicts continue to devastate communities and cultures throughout the world, one organization is working to empower women on the road from "victim to survivor to active citizen".

Women For Women

Women For Women is offering a one-year program for women left with nothing in post-conflict regions. Click here to lean more or sponsor a woman on her healing journey.


PAVE Event – Los Angeles
Removing the Mask:

Art and Soul to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, September 17

LA Performing Arts Center

Featuring performance art and Sarah Rice from MTV’s Real World

Save The Date
PAVE Recommended Conferences
Finding the Path
Date: August 3-4, 2009
Location: Long Beach, California
Purpose: Conference focusing on helping battered women and adults who witnessed domestic violence as children discover their own pathway to healing and recovery.

More Info
Register Today

International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
Date: September 21-26, 2009
Location: San Diego, California
Purpose: The theme is Promoting Peace in the Home, Your Community, and the World and aims to work from a multi-disciplinary background to link practice, research, and policy across the lifespan. Organized by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma and supported by PAVE.
More Info
Register Today

Domestic Violence Claims a Life
Ways to Support
CAWC
This June

Lavendar Power announced that a sister, Amy Ross, had passed away. She and her children were victims of domestic violence and she died following a fire set to her house by her husband. The organization is asking for support of her children at this time and have set up a web site set for donation to the Amy Ross and Children Fund.

www.amyross.wetpaint.com

Want to do more for victims of domestic violence? Helping Hands has a benefit
on July 17th for CAWC!

PAVE Shout Outs

Special Thanks

Thanks to the generous donation of time by

Creative Spark Design and efforts from PAVE Technology Director J.R. Spencer we have a brand new website!
Additional thanks to Cece & Melinda of Raymi Productions and Dior for a great networking event on Lake Michigan!

Child Psychiatrist Dr. William Ayers – Charged with Molesting Boys for Years!

A note to PAVE from journalist Victoria Balfour …

I am a New York City journalist who basically broke the case of a child psychiatrist named Dr. William Ayres in California who had been molesting young boys for four decades. I turned over my information on the victims, which they used for the search warrant to seize the doctor’s records. When Dr. Ayres was arrested, the San Francisco Chronicle said that had it not been for my investigative efforts, Dr. Ayres would not have been arrested,

The trial of Dr. Ayres is underway. I am not a witness for the prosecution and was told by the DA’s office that I would not be a witness for the defense. But when I arrived to cover the trial for a newspaper, the prosecutor was hostile to my presence and colluded with Ayres’ defense attorney to keep me out. It’s been a nightmare. The prosecution would not have this case had it not been for me and now they have betrayed me by not wanting me in the courtroom.

Click here for more info.

Thank you for supporting PAVE. Donate today to continue efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your communities!

          Sincerely,

QUICK Links

PAVE Mailing List
Twitter: PAVEInfo – PAVEJustice
PAVE Website
Angela Rose’s Speaker Site
Madison Chapter of PAVE

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