We are honored to bring Brenda Tracy to ESU to share her experience and inspiring words with our community. In 1988, she was brutally raped by four men and it changed her life forever. Thankfully, her story did not end there. Today, Brenda is a mother, a registered nurse, an advocate and a survivor. Brenda Tracy has received national attention as a speaker and is considered one of the country’s most influential voices.
She has fought for improvements to our legal system and dedicated her efforts to enhance the lives of survivors. In Oregon, she worked closely with legislators to expand victim’s rights and successfully helped to pass seven laws benefiting survivors of sexual assault (including mandatory testing of all rape kits in the state and extending the Oregon Statute of Limitations to prosecute rape). Additionally, she served as a member on the NCAA Commission to combat sexual violence and has received numerous awards for her positive impact.
As the founder of a national ‘Set The Expectation’ campaign which focuses on education and awareness, Brenda travels the country to speak with university athletic programs to actively recruit administrators and athletes to join the fight against sexual violence. Her mission is to empower coaches to address their teams and let them know that sexual assault and physical violence will not be tolerated. She believes that together we can make a difference and prevent further abuse.
Date: October 3, 2019
Location: Albert Taylor Hall (located within Plum Hall on ESU Campus)
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Cost: This event is free and open to the public
For more information, call 343-8799 or email us at email@example.com.
We hope that you will join us!