Expert to present on sexual assault, violence prevention at Harrisburg

Angela Rose, sexual assault and violence prevention expert, will give a presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Morrison Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

At the age of 17, Rose was abducted at knifepoint and assaulted by a repeat sex offender. Upon release, Rose contacted police who subjected her to additional victimization. The unjust experience motivated the young woman to work with her attacker’s other victims and community members to help enact Illinois’ Sexually Dangerous Persons Commitment Act in 1998, which requires psychiatric evaluation of persons identified as being of possible sexual danger.

Rose continued her activism, founding PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, an organization that educates and takes action against sexual violence, and Men Opposing Sexual Assault, a student group encouraging men to participate in the anti-sexual assault movement. She also produced the documentary "Transition to Survivor" and frequently trains students in sexual assault prevention. Rose has been featured in newspapers, magazines and on television programs nationwide, including the "Today" show, TIME Magazine and CosmoGirl.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg Commission for Women, Office of Police Services and Office of Student Conduct.

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Last Updated March 28, 2013