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Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence
In this Issue
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!
PAVE's 10th Anniversary Gala
Gala Committee, Pictured Clockwise: Laura Dunn, Sarah Mathe, Angela Rose, Jaime Gill, Laura Schwartz, Maria Del Favero, Karin Sosnoff, Glenn Murray, Melinda & Cece of Raymi Productions, Sandra Ditore, Mary Vasquez (not pictured: Shiela Brown)
Photo thanks to Ashley Hamm of Ooh Ahh Photography.
See the photo slide show byclicking here
STACEY BACA FROM ABC 7 NEWS CHICAGO COVERED THE GALA:
Thanks to everyone who came out to support PAVE's Gala! We enjoyed an evening of music, dancing, silent auction, inspiring speakers including IL Secretary of State Jesse White, Author/Speaker/Political Commentator/PAVE Board Member Laura Schwartz, and it was hosted by WGN News Anchor Bob Jordan.
If you couldn't make it, it's not too late to help!
Here is how you can help PAVE!...
☐ $25 brings resources to religious centers for victims of sexual and domestic violence
☐ $50 promotes a male survivors and allies conference or awareness event
☐ $100 creates one educational DVD and curriculum for a college
☐ $300 mobilizes a grassroots campaign through one-click action alerts
☐ $1,000 brings a speaker to a school or juvenile detention center to talk on empowerment after abuse
☐ $3,000 funds an annual art for awareness event in L.A., NYC or D.C.
☐ $5,000 supports a year of PAVE campaigns for all awareness months
Thank you for your generosity!http://www.pavingtheway.net/donate.html
"Lucky Days" Film Premieres Benefit PAVE Across the Country
"Lucky Days," is the last film produced by Paul Newman.
Rip Torn and Frederico Castelluccio from "The Sopranos" star in in it as well as Torn's daughter, Angelica.
She's also the writer and director and a strong PAVE supporter. PAVE thanks Angelica for shattering the silence of violence!
Pictured above: The cast of Angelica Torn's film Lucky Days enjoying their sold out Boston Premiere by celebrating afterward at Daminano's restaurant.
Free CyberSafety Web Presentation for Parents
June 2 - Please join us for this FREE web presentation to learn strategies for keeping your children safe on the internet.
As the school year comes to an end, many children will be spending their summer vacation at home unsupervised while their parents are at work. This summer, more kids than ever will spend time online, chatting with "friends" on social networking sites, playing on-line games, surfing the web and texting through their cellular phones. Attorney General McCollum, along with FBI-SOS and Nova Southeastern University, will host a free cybersafety web presentation for parents on June 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
SAVE THE DATE
30th NOVA Conference
Date: August 22-25, 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Purpose: The conference will focus on enhancing your the skills to work with victims. There are plenty of opportunities for all to refine your professional capacities and develop specialized skills.
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
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
PAVE's ANGELA ROSE WILL BE THERE!
PAVE Chapter Highlight
PAVE - La Crosse, WI
Our PAVE Chapter at Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI held an awesome walk during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. PAVE-La Crosse Chapter Chair, Noelle Weber, was featured on Channel 8 News in La Crosse. View the clip below.
Group pounds the "PAVE"ment to raise awareness about sexual assault:
Jasmine's Law Victory Party
Please join us with Moms on a Mission to Stop Violence to celebrate the passage of SB1020 "Jasmine's Law" and recognize the efforts of our honorary guests for their work and commitment to protect children from sexual violence: Jasmine Jimenez - Survivor, Justice Activist, State Senator Michael Bond - Chief Sponsor, State Representative Dennis Reboletti - Chief House Sponsor, Supervisor Patricia Jones - Chairperson Coalition to Reduce Recidivism, Lieutenant Gilbert Rivera - Round Lake Beach Police Department and David Rutter - Former Editor, News-Sun "Too young for justice" series.Click here for the flyer
Urge NFL Commission & Team Owners to Institute new Sexual Assault Awareness Training Program
*Lawrence Taylor rape arrest: Ex-Giant accused of raping, beating teen girl in NY hotel
*Ben Roethlisberger Accused of Sexual Assault AGAIN (second allegation in 365 days)
*Former NFL Player Michael Irvin, accused of rape (Cowboys)
*4 NFL Players Accused with Drugging, then Raping Woman - Dedric Ward, Charlie Batch, Ron Rice and Tyree Tolton
Need we say more? Enough is Enough. Now can we talk?
These players need to know that issues of violence affect everyone. Our children look up to and aspire to be like these players. Therefore, they should be expected to conduct themselves responsibly, promoting good and lawful values to be emulated.
Our goal is not to humiliate or hold a public trial. Our goal is to work with the NFL and the teams in order to educate them on the severity of their actionsCLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION
Security on Campus
Security on Campus Inc. is offering a customizable Emergency Guidebook for you to tailor to your campus community! Learn more
Date: June 3-4, 2010
Location: Amherst, MA
Partnership: University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department
Date: July 7-8, 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Partnership: University of Pennsylvania's Division of Public Safety
Date: July 19-20, 2010
Partnership: Northwestern University's Police Department
PAVE's Survivor Justice Director will be attending!
Donate today to continue our efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your community!