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PAVE Newsletter

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

July 2009

In this Issue

:: Save The Date

:: Alcohol Consent Campaign

:: Run for Congo Women

:: International Sexual Violence

:: Art Works for Change

:: Free Self Defense Class

:: Sophia World Conference

:: School Violence

:: PAVE Profile

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!

Save The Date
PAVE Events Not to be Missed! 

Taste of the Gold CoastTaste of the Gold Coast

Date: August 26

Location: The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago

Purpose: Cece and Melinda of Raymi Productions are working with PAVE to bring the top restaurants in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago together.


Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Removing the Mask:

Art and Soul to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence
Date: September 17
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – L.A. Performing Arts Center
Purpose: Using performance art PAVE is working with MTV Real World’s Sarah Rice and other celebs to shatter silence surrounding sexual violence.

IVATInternational 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

Fear No FashionPAVE’s Fear No Fashion

Date: September 27 – 3pm
Location: Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL
Purpose: Because fashion is about feeling Beautiful, Sexy, and Empowered PAVE is using this avenue to raise awareness on sexual violence. The event will feature local celebrities, fashion designers, silent auction, and other surprises! Come join us!
Learn More!

Alcohol Campaign on Consent
UW Madison PAVE Chapter

Since University of Wisconsin – Madison is a reputed party school, the campus chapter of PAVE as worked with multiple student groups, campus staff, and Adams Outdoor Advertising to create a campaign addressing alcohol-facilitated sexual assault.
PAVE Media Advocate Katie Simons stated, "We wanted to incorporate the idea that while drinking might cause impaired judgment, there’s no excuse for taking advantage of someone else."

UW Madison PAVE Consent Poster

Run for Congo Women

Run For Congo Women

Join PAVE’s Team

Women For Women International has created a Run For Congo Women event to be held this fall in the following states:Colorado, Oregon, New York, Arizona, Illinois, and Missouri
This event is coming to Chicago at Lincoln park on October 3, 2009. Feel free to register and join

PAVE’s Team for the run or sponsor a PAVE leader.
This run is to raise awareness of violence against women in the Congo and aims to bring" long overdue relief to the women and children of the Democratic Republic of the Congo". Run for Congo Women is a grassroots run, walk, bike, swim, or bake fundraiser for Women for Women International’s Congo Program.
Learn more here.


The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo has just received two 2009 News & Documentary Emmy nominations. Winners will be announced in New York on September 21st.
Learn about the DVD and how to order!

International Sexual Violence
Recent News & Articles
Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) has released the Global Monitoring on Women, Peace & Security. It covers issues in the Congo, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, and Nepal.

Download the Article
Reforms for Peace are being urged in East African communities and Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn more on their efforts for reconciliation and institutional reforms.Online Article
Learn about the U.S. opening up its borders to give asylum to victims of sexual abuse. New York Times Article

Art Works for Change
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art
Art Works for Change
An international contemporary art exhibition opened last month at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway featuring the Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, Susan Plum, and 28 other visionary artists, including Voices and Faces Project photographer Patricia Evans.
This UNESCO-endorsed exhibition is curated by Randy Rosenberg and our allies at Art Works for Change.

FREE Self Defense Class
Chicago Suburbs, August 20

FREE Women’s Self Defense Presentation at the South Barrington Club, Thursday August 20th.  Men and Women invited.  Take an hour out of your night to view material which may absolutely benefit you,  should you need to defend yourself.  1 hour FREE for PAVE supporters.
RSVP by August 10th: or 847-875-0458.

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

This major world conference is spearheading a movement towards improved social and environmental conditions to create a prosperous and sustainable world.
Learn MORE and Become a Member Today!

PAVE Founder & Executive Director Angela Rose is 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!

14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
Last Chance for Early Registration
This September 23-26, 2009 join PAVE and other organizations and experts working together to end violence in our communities.
September 23-26, 2009
Last opportunity to get early registration fees – ending on August 9th!

Register Today

Action Alert

Every year 350 million children face school violence throughout the world. This violence can range from bullying to sexual abuse all of which have devastating effects on their educational opportunities and achievement.
No child should be afraid to attend school!

Take Action at

PAVE Supporter Profile
Marc Kaplan

Marc has been teaching Tai Chi in the DC Area for several years. He teaches a free class at a wellness center and accepts donations for a select number of nonprofits including PAVE in return for his teachings. Marc is an alternative sports enthusiast and experienced television producer and television production executive.  He is currently the Executive in Charge of Production for one of Fox’s longest running shows, "America’s Most Wanted." 
"Regular practice of my Tai Chi (Taiji) form and various Chi Kung (Qigong) exercises has helped a great deal to enhance my balance, coordination and endurance.  These are all important skills for the many sports that I participate in.  Most importantly my practice of Tai Chi Chuan has taught me how to effectively meditate, helping to relieve stress and adding to my inner peace."

Click here for more information

PAVE has openings for Finance and Fundraising positions. Email resume to:
Donate today to continue efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your communities!



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