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Media in the Movement:
Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence
March 31, 2011, 8-11am: National Press Club, Washington DC
This interactive event as a kickoff to Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month will bring together nationally recognized experts as well as survivors of sexual assault to allow journalists, elected officials and agencies to learn about ongoing concerns in the fight against sexual violence and empowering ways to shatter the silence.
Speakers have been featured on Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, FOX and many other media outlets.
FEATURING EMCEE LESLI FOSTER: Emmy award-winning News Anchor on WUSA Channel 9
Lesli Foster is an Emmy award-winning journalist who co-anchors 9NEWS NOW at 5pm, and is the solo anchor on 9NEWS NOW at 6pm. She also leads the 9NEWS NOW Consumer Unit, covering major consumer issues that affect area residents.
Frances E. Ashe-Goins is a registered nurse, health educator, policy analyst, and innovator. As the Deputy Director, she is responsible for the overall functions of the Office of Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and she participates in the formulation of policies, goals, and activities related to women's health. She is responsible for health policy analysis and program leadership in this nationwide women's health program. She has a diverse background of experience in clinical health care and public health education.
Wendy Murphy is a former child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor who teaches at New England Law/Boston. She also runs the Sexual Violence Legal News and Judicial Language projects in connection with the school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility. Wendy specializes in the representation of crime victims, women and children. She also writes and lectures widely on victims' rights and criminal justice policy. Her expose of the American legal system, And Justice For Some, came out in 2007. A former NFL cheerleader and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Wendy lives outside Boston with her husband and five children.
Angela Rose is the Founder of PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, which she created after she was abducted from a shopping mall parking lot when she was 17 years old by a repeat sexual offender who was on parole for murder. Under Angela’s leadership, PAVE has grown into a multi-national nonprofit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence. PAVE’s initiatives have been implemented in over 50 cities and 3 countries. PAVE's work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and TIME. www.AngelaRoseInfo.com
Liz Seccuro is a wife, mother, and victims' rights activist who is one of the first rape victims to share her story with the country when she brought one of her rapists to justice after a long and circuitous journey. She documents her story in her 2011 memoir, Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice. Liz has been featured on CNN, NBC's Today Show and many other national media outlets.
Joyce N. Thomas, RN, MPH, PNP, FAAN is a nationally and internationally recognized pioneer in child welfare, victimization of children, and domestic violence. Ms. Thomas is Co-founder and President of the Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc. of Washington, DC, and is former President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is also the former director of the Division of Child Protection at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She serves on the Executive Committee of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence, and is co-chair of the Policy Committee. Ms. Thomas has been the invited guest of the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Surgeon General of the United States to provide critical input for policy development on a host of topics related to the safety and protection of children and families.
Jacquelyn W. White, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on gender issues, aggression, and intimate partner violence. Dr. White has conducted research in the area of aggression and violence for over 30 years, publishing numerous articles and chapters. She is the co-director of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. In December of 2010 she was one of four academic researchers invited to participate in a White House roundtable of teen dating violence and sexual assault, hosted by Lynn Rosenthal, the White House advisor on violence against women.
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PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment
PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a multi-national nonprofit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence. PAVE’s initiatives have been implemented in over 50 cities and 3 countries. PAVE's work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and in TIME.