Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Jan. 17, 2 p.m., Cascade View A/B

Brenda Tracy
Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Linn-Benton Community College Cascade View rooms, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

Tracy will share her survivor story and how she has worked at the state and national level to expand victim’s rights, help extend the Oregon Statute of Limitations to prosecute rape, and help pass additional laws to provide protection and resources for campus sexual assault victims.

Tracy survived a living nightmare when she was brutally raped in 1998 by four men in Corvallis, three of them OSU football players. The attack left her overwhelmed and when she was not advised of her rights as a victim it left her feeling powerless.

After the system failed her, it took Tracy 16 years to find her voice, come forward and tell her story to Oregonian report John Canzano in November 2014.

This free event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Albany, the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center and the LBCC Chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

For more information, please contact Theresa Johnson at 541-967-9516 or by e-mail at crosley57@hotmail.com.


1 comment:

  1. When posting events like these which may be particularly triggering for participants and even people who see the story, it would be a safe and inclusive step to post resources for sexual assault survivors that feel that they are in need. This is a good event and important, but we should always consider that events geared towards survivors of assault or any trauma that it will more than likely trigger these already vulnerable communities. I would suggest including info about Public Safety, CARDV, the Counseling Center, and the DAC (for survivors with intersectionally marginalized identities )

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