Angela Rose will be the Guest Speaker at the Children's Treatment Centre Celebrity Walk & Breakfast on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Angela Rose is an expert on sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment. She started community organizing for policy change at the age of 17 after she was abducted from a shopping mall and sexually assaulted by a repeat sex offender who was on parole for murder. Since that life changing moment, she has traveled extensively educating students, professionals, and military audiences on sexual assault prevention, survivor support, and legislative policy. She authored the book Hope, Healing and Happiness: Going Inward to Transform Your Life to help other survivors overcome adversity.
In 2002, Angela founded the non-profit organization, Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (PAVE), to formalize her passion and gain support on education and action surrounding the issues of sexual violence. Today PAVE has over 50 chapters and affiliates, convened the first National Campus Sexual Assault Summit held at Georgetown Law that broadcasted live to over 300 colleges, and created groundbreaking programming for high school students. Angela's work in schools led to an invitation to the White House for the launch of the "It's On Us" campaign and she was asked to contribute to the White House Taskforce to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. In 2017, PAVE supported the launch of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence with Congresswoman Kuster at the US Capitol and recently was a keynote speaker at Oxford University in England.
Angela has presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, personally worked with rape survivors from Uganda, and was invited by the former First Lady of France Cecilia Attias to participate in the Women's Global Dialogue for Action. This groundbreaking work provided her the honor to be invited to speak at the United State of Women Summit chaired by Vice President Biden.
Her efforts have been featured on many media outlets including Good Morning America, TODAY Show and CNN Headline News profiled her on their "Breakthrough Women" series.
Breakfast will be served from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in Salons A, B & C at the Cornwall Civic Complex and the Guest Speaker's address will be at 7:15 a.m. For information and tickets, please contact the Children's Treatment Centre at 613-933-4400.
Milton Ellis, Chair
Celebrity Walk & Breakfast Committee