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Mount Union to Host Victim’s Rights Speaker

April 16, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – In observation of National Victim’s Rights Week, the University of Mount Union will host guest speaker Cameron Fredericy at noon on Thursday, April 25 in the East Room of Hoover Price Campus Center.

The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled to last until 1 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

National Victim’s Rights Week has been observed since 1981 by the National Office for Victims of Crime. The event promotes victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocated on their behalf.

Fredericy is a lifelong Clevelander and a mother of three. She studied English and psychology at Baldwin-Wallace University and Kent State University. Fredericy is a survivor of sexual abuse and is a client of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. In 2008, she was honored to speak at their main fundraiser, The Sing Out! As she has healed, Fredericy has faced issues common to many survivors including victim blaming, PTSD and addiction issues.

National Victim’s Week events are sponsored by the Stark County Victims Rights Coalition, which includes Alliance for Children and Families, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Alliance Area Rape Crisis, University of Mount Union, Stark County Prosecutors Office, Community Legal Aid Services, Stark County Red Cross Rape Crisis, Canton Domestic Violence Project, Child Adolescence and Children’s Network of Stark County. 

The event is being hosted by the University of Mount Union’s Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement. RSVPs are not required, however those with large groups are asked to contact Abby Honaker at (330) 829-8168.

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