September 5, 2010


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PAVE Newsletter

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

August 2010

In this Issue

:: Binding Project

:: Guys Project

:: Stop the Silence Run

:: Save the Date!

:: Booking for 2010

:: PAVE Library Series

:: Fear No Fashion

:: Rape in the Congo

:: International Day for Male Survivors

:: Angel Rising CD

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!

The Binding Project

The Binding Project Action Kit Now Available!

The Binding Project blends education, art, and dialogue to establish a community of empowerment by creating a focal point for the shared healing and strength of those dedicated to shattering the silence of sexual violence.

The Binding Project seeks to unite people across the United States by empowering them to take ownership over zip tie bindings and other forms of restraint often used by perpetrators as a means of control and power. Victims, their loved ones, and other members of the community will choose to take ownership over these bindings symbolically, spiritually and psychologically by participating in The Binding Project. As part of the Project, each participant will write a word that empowers her or him in times of struggle and adversity on a zip tie binding and wear it as a bracelet.

This complete Binding Project Action Kit is perfect for September, Campus Safety Awareness Month. It contains everything you need from Binding Project materials, instructions and full color flyers. Order yours today!


The Guys Project Video

Click Here to View the Video

GabeFrom PAVE’s Male Empowerment Director Gabe Wright…

It is with pleasure to finally be able to share one of my first Video Blog which has been submitted to the World Deaf Cinema festival to take place in DC this Nov.  I will know by the end of the month if it has been accepted.

The purpose of this video was…

1)  To allow myself the opportunity to approach the next stages of my recovery/healing from the PTSD
2)  To introduce The Guys Project and "Hey Man, I Got Your Back" campaign
3)  To begin the promotion of the documentary.

Please do take the time to also sign up to join in the project and also spread the word.

Hope you enjoy the video and looking forward to hearing everyone’s responses! gabe@TheGuysProject.org

Freeze To Stop The Silence


Run in the Marine Corps Marathon 10K or full Marathon, or Baltimore half or full Marathon and raise funds for Stop the Silence. To register and for additional info, please contact Lesley Green at 703-989-9234, or


*Look for Pam Pine from Stop the Silence and PAVE’s Angela Rose at the IVAT conference in San Diego as they facilitate a workshop together on Grassroots Campaigns.


National Sexual Assault Conference

Date: September 1-3, 2010
Location: L.A., California
Purpose: The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be hosting the 2010 national conference

Learn more

15th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

Date: Sept. 12-15, 2010

Location: San Diego, CA

Purpose: The mission is to provide professional training and information dissemination to improve the quality of life for those affected by violence, abuse, and trauma on local, national, and international levels; PAVE is a collaborating organization



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Angela Rose

Angela Rose’s decade of work on the issue of sexual violence has made her a highly-respected, engaging speaker and expert on sexual assault and violence prevention. She is also widely recognized as an advocate for survivor empowerment. Angela’s efforts have been profiled by CNN, The Today Show, The Montel Williams Show, CosmoGirl, Girl’s Life magazine and in newspapers nationwide.

More info

PAVEs Library Series to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before they are 18 years old? Would you like to help STOP that statistic?

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary by creating a multi-media library series of violence prevention material. Our first DVD, "Transition to Survivor," has been used by universities and military bases across the country to raise awareness and prevent sexual crimes. WE NEED YOUR HELP to continue this important work.

ANY DONATION AMOUNT IS WELCOME! We offer special perks for donations in these ranges:

  • $100: your name will be listed in the rolling credits
  • $250: Above PLUS a signed copy of the DVD
  • $500: Above PLUS a special thank you on our website
  • $1,000: Above PLUS your name alone paused on screen during credits
  • $2,500: Above PLUS your name or company logo featured on the front of the DVD packaging of our 2 new films, thanked in the beginning of the film, plus at the end in the credits.


Fear No Fashion in Chicago: 10/10/10

Fear No FashionJoin hundreds of participants as Lather Chicago with Agency Galatea present the third annual Fear No Fashion on 10/10/10 with models, dancers, performance art, and local celebrities including TV Host/Model April Rose and TV/Radio Personality Jenner Evans. This event will be hosted by Jennifer Roberts from 101.9 The Mix.

Please come join us for an unforgettable interactive experience because fashion is about feeling Beautiful, Sexy and Empowered! The featured designers are: Borris Powell, Wanda Cobar, Crescendo Apparel, and Anna Hovet. Fear No Fashion’s objective is to promote personal empowerment.

PAVE is celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary – so this year’s Fear No Fashion will be held on 10/10/10! CLICK HERE

Rape in the Congo

PAVE Partners with Hotel Rwanda’s Paul Rusesabagina

Paul - Hotel Rwanda

The Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation

was founded by Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero of the acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda. Rusesabagina, portrayed by Don Cheadle in the film, saved the lives of more than 1200 people during the Rwandan genocide and has been honored internationally for his heroism. The Foundation works to prevent future genocides and raise awareness of the need for a new truth and reconciliation process in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Thanks to PAVE Board of Director, Kitty Kurth, PAVE’s Angela Rose and Paul Rusesabagina wrote an Opinion Editorial about the gang rapes in the Congo.

Click here to learn more about the issue

Thousands of innocent individuals of both sexes, including children as young as one month old, are the rape targets of rebel groups that originated after the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.

International Day for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Violence

PAVE is happy to support the first annual International Days will be on September 18 and 19, 2010. The motto for the days and the group is: SOLIDARITY! NOT SOLITUDE!

Numerous group and personal activities will be organised around the world to underline, recognize and acknowledge the plight, the healing and numerous issues regarding Male Survivors.
The Council established in January 2010 has representatives who are male survivors from Australia, Canada, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Latin America, South Africa, United States of America and the United Kingdom. The group has a worldwide membership in over twenty five (25) countries. Inuit and Natives of North America are also represented on the Council. A few women and non-survivors are members of the council as advocates of the cause.

Supporters and survivors who want to join the group may do so by signing up at our Facebook site or our Web Page.



Steve Connell at PAVE event in LA

PAVE is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated spoken word CD from poet Steve Connell. All tracks are original pieces and inspired by PAVE’s work to shatter the silence of sexual violence. Limited edition – purchase yours today!

"Steve’s performance at PAVE in L.A. was absolutely brilliant! No matter how many times I hear it, you need to know that it changed my life. Drastically."

"Hearing Steve’s poem was more healing than years of therapy."


Steve Connell is the Poetry Slam Champion and 2003 National Champion (team LA). His work has been featured on a wide variety of media outlets, including ABC World News, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s Hardball, HBO’s Def Poetry (twice), Showtime’s Crossover, MTV’s World AIDS Festival, BET’s Lyric Café, as well as Oprah Winfrey’s celebration of Maya Angelou’s 75th birthday and Quincy Jones’ Lifetime Achievement Award celebration. www.stevenconnell.com


Donate today to continue our efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your community!


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