Date/Time: 
09/01/2008 (All day) to 09/29/2008 (All day)
Location
Country: 
253
Description: 

What: Walk Across Oregon to raise awareness about child sex abuse.

Where: We will start in Ashland, Oregon, on September 1, 2008, and end in Portland tentatively on September 29, 2008.

Who: Survivors of sex abuse and clergy abuse, family members or survivors and supporters from the community.

- - Wintre's Wishes ( http://www.wintreswishes.org/)

- - Compassionate Gathering (http://www.compassionategathering.org/)

- - National Association to Prevent Sex Abuse of Children (http://sapn.nonprofitoffice.com/)

Why: We want to inspire people across Oregon into action to prevent child sex abuse and care for the survivors of sex
abuse. Our ideas include:

1. Raising funds to provide therapy for survivors of child sex abuse through Wintre's Wishes Foundation

2. Providing private support, group support and community support for survivors of child sex abuse

3. Building support for a House Bill that will come before the legislature in early 2009 to raise the statute of limitations
on certain sex crimes including child sex abuse to twenty-five years.

What Else Can We Do?

Contact Virginia Jones, childhood sex abuse and rape survivor and spokeswoman for the Walk Across Oregon, co-founder of Compassionate Gathering, cell: 503-866-6163 & e-mail: compassion500@aol.com  

Contact Matt Nees, Co-founder, Wintre's Wishes Foundation, mattn@wintreswishes.org  or 503-780-1965.

Special Guest: Steve Fearing is the survivor of clergy sex abuse whose lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Portland lasted nine years and set legal precedent in the state of Oregon allowing survivors of sex abuse to file civil lawsuits against their abusers within three years of realizing that they were harmed by the abuse they suffered as children. Steve can be contacted at his e-mail address: s_fearing@yahoo.com.  

Donations are accepted. Survivors and supporters are welcome to join the walk at any point along the way.

Date/Time: 
04/24/2008 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Location
Address: 

1802 SW 10th & Montgomery

City: 
Portland
Postal Code: 
97229
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
World Rally Cars
Description: 

WRC invites you to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the silence. Here we can Take Back the Night! Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women. Join us in the evening on April 24th in the South Park Blocks as we say, "We will not go quietly into the night!"

 

Date/Time: 
06/02/2008 (All day) to 06/04/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Hilton Portland

City: 
Portland
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

The 2008 conference will advance responses, rights and resources for victims by focusing on multidisciplinary approaches to sharing promising practices, research, and policies. It will build on the previous conference and will feature more than 90 experts presenting over 70 workshops and plenaries to enhance your knowledge and skills for serving victims of crime.
 

Date/Time: 
10/28/2009 (All day) to 10/30/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Portland State University

City: 
Portland
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, Portland State University, Women's Resource Center, National Organization for Men Against Sexism
Description: 

34th National Conference on Men and Masculinity This conference will address a broad range of issues pertaining to men and masculinity and the prevention of sexual violence, with an emphasis on addressing the root causes in order to prevent violence before it occurs. Workshops will address the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence.

Who Should Attend • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Professionals • Campus Professionals • Students • Public Health Professionals • Child Abuse Professionals • Community & Youth Organizers And others who are interested in examining the intersections of social justice issues (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability) with sexual violence prevention. Conference Sponsors • Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force • Portland State University, Women's Resource Center • National Organization for Men Against Sexism

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