Penn State Harrisburg

Advocate to present on sexual assault and violence prevention

Angela Rose, sexual assault and violence prevention advocate, will give a presentation on Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m. 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.