Now booking PAVE Founder Angela Rose, Jamin Enriquez with her fiance Mike, and PAVE National Greek Liaison Julia Dixon for the spring and fall semester…more speakers to come! Email: Campus @ ShatteringTheSilence.org
Angela’s topic is something that most people tend not to talk about. Her personal story and the details that she used was highly effective. She was able to hold their attention throughout the entire session. Angela was great!
– Davon Robb, Northwestern University, ATHLETICS
A national leader in the movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual violence taking a positive and proactive approach that engages men and women to be a part of the solution!
Angela Rose’s decade of work on the issue of sexual violence has made her a highly-respected, engaging speaker and an 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, TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Network, CosmoGirl, Girl’s Life magazine and in newspapers nationwide.
At the age of 17, Angela was abducted at knife point outside a suburban Chicago shopping mall. Her story was recently on CBS 48 Hours. She was assaulted by a repeat sex-offender on parole for murder—and was eventually released by her attacker. Bruised and disoriented, she then suffered at the hands of authorities who—instead of helping her—subjected her to scrutiny, blame and additional victimization. The anguish of her abduction was immediately magnified by anger and a strong sense of injustice at her treatment by authorities. Angela worked with her attacker’s previous victims and other concerned community members to help enact Illinois’ Sexually Dangerous Persons Commitment Act in 1998.
Angela continued her activism on the issues of sexual violence prevention as she entered college. There, she perceived a lack of activism on the issues. She then founded the organization, PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, to create education and action surrounding the issues of sexual violence. The organization was immediately recognized for its inclusiveness to all individuals and their experiences. Through PAVE, Angela has trained thousands of students (including athletes, fraternities and sororities) in sexual assault prevention, produced a documentary, entitled Transition to Survivor, and founded Men Opposing Sexual Assault, a student group that highlights the importance of men in the anti-sexual assault movement.
To bring Angela to your campus, email: Campus @ ShatteringTheSilence.org
Julia Dixon was born and raised in a suburb of Akron, Ohio. She graduated in 2011 from The University of Akron where she received a Bachelor’s degree in English, with minor concentrations in Spanish and Professional Writing. Julia was raped in her dorm her first week at Akron, completely changing the course of her college experience. The subsequent events of that crime, which ended in court with a plea of “guilty” a year and a half later, lead her to realize the importance of speaking out in light of injustice and fighting for the rights of others. In 2014, Julia filed a Clery complaint against her university for mishandling her case and that of several other students. She hopes that creating dialogue will remove the stigmas of assault, allowing education and understanding to flow through our nation to the people who most need it. To bring Julia to your campus, email: Campus @ ShatteringTheSilence.org
Watch our video on our impact for first year students – PAVE’s presentations include what’s needed for the VAWA and Campus SAVE requirements including Title IX!