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2021 – 7th Annual Shine the Light Fundraiser
Shine the Light Fundraiser
The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is hosting our 7th annual fundraiser to “Shine the Light” on sexual violence in Ohio and to advocate for survivors. The past year has added another pandemic to the social unrest and oppression we had already faced. Like our 2020 event, this year’s fundraiser has two parts – the first is a silent auction, opening 9/10 at 10:00am and closing at 12:15pm on 9/18. And the second is a virtual community call-to-action to raise awareness of sexual violence, highlight the work being done across the state, and generate support for OAESV.
The live virtual event will also feature keynote speaker Tony Porter, who brings a perspective of engaging men and boys in the anti-sexual violence movement, as survivors and as those who can help end sexual violence in our communities. Will you join us to drive change in our communities? We ask you to purchase a ticket to the event, bid on auction items, and/or tell your friends and family about why you think they should support our fundraiser.
Remember that rape is a public health epidemic in Ohio with approximately 743,000 adult women survivors in our state. About one in five children will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, and rape continues to be the most under-reported crime in the state of Ohio.
Thank you for considering! Sponsor and get your tickets at www.oaesv.org/STLTickets, and bid on items at www.oaesv.org/STLAuction. As a supporter of this event, your contribution builds upon the helpful yet restrictive grant funding we receive throughout the year. Your ticket and auction purchases help us provide even more services to Ohio’s advocates, survivors, and communities.
Taking place online to honor social distancing guidelines.
Keynote Speaker: Tony Porter
Author, Educator, Activist
Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance gender and racial justice and create a more equitable society. As the chief executive officer of A Call to Men™, Tony is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on issues of manhood, male socialization, and preventing violence against all women and girls. Tony’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”
He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, healthy manhood/masculinity, the intersections of oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion, white supremacy culture and anti-Blackness, and promoting gender and racial equity.
Tony is an adviser to the National Football League, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training. He has also provided training to the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball.
He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having extensive global experience including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Tony has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Tony is the author of “Breaking Out of the Man Box™” and the visionary for “NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.”
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