If one survivor can speak out, and someone who cares will listen, we will be contributing to a society of compassion and hope. In this time of turmoil at Penn State, the following article written by Donna Jensen speaks to the possibility of speaking out, and taking a stand, on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
The Chicago Tribune did a great piece on the founder of The Voices & Faces Project, Anne K Ream. Check out the digital version here.
http://blip.tv/play/AYLfnHAC.htmlClick on the link to watch this clip of Voices & Faces Project founder, Anne K Ream, speaking at the 140 Brands Conference in New York city. She is joined by Alisa Roadcup, director of communications, new media and membership for the V&F project, our beneficiary.
This past May, we had the fortunate opportunity to deliver a keynote address at the national SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) Conference in Austin, Texas. In attendance at the conference were representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office for Violence Against Women (OVW).
This September, the OVC published an article about the Angel Band Project in the Victims’ Voices column of their online newsletter. We hope this exposure creates awareness in the OVC community as to how sexual violence affects not only the victims involved, but the families and friends of those who are assaulted.
ANGEL BAND PROJECT’S, Rachel Ebeling & Jean Fox, will speak at The University of Kansas’s Sexual Assault Awareness week, Sept 12th at the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource center.
We’re honored to be invited to speak about this album to the student’s at The University of Kansas. It is our hope that by telling our story, we can inspire others who are suffering from unthinkable violence. And as always, we will continue to raise funds and awareness for The Voices & Faces Project in their fight against sexual violence.
Making it twice is nice is that it’s Jean’s alma mater. So we’ll have a chance to visit some old stomping grounds while we marvel at just how young college kids really look. Now, where did we put that anti-aging cream?
Last Friday, August 12, Isaiah Kalebu was sentenced to life in prison without parole. To read the article from the Seattle Times, click here.
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and words of support for the Butz family and Teresa’s partner, Jennifer Hopper. May this bring them solace and comfort as they continue to heal.