Join us for a special and thought-provoking conversation with survivor, activist, advocate, lobbyist, nurse, and mother Brenda Tracy during our second Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series event. Brenda travels the country speaking to university students, athletes and various organizations to raise awareness regarding sexual violence and to share her story of courage, hope, and resilience. For more information about Brenda, please visit her website.
Thursday, April 15
Noon – 1:00 pm
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Brenda Tracy is a nurse, mother, activist and survivor. In 1998, she reported to police that she was brutally raped by four men, two of whom played football at Oregon State University. In 2014, Tracy found the courage to come forward with her story and now seeks to make the world a better place for survivors. Tracy has worked closely with Oregon legislators to expand victims’ rights and has successfully helped to pass seven laws over three sessions, including extending the Oregon statute of limitations to prosecute rape and mandatory testing of all rape kits in Oregon. Tracy has won numerous awards and was named ESPN’s 2016 top 25 women. She has served on the NCAA Commission to Combat Sexual Violence and is a frequent guest commentator on ESPN. Tracy is the founder of the national campaign #SetTheExpectation and she travels the country speaking to university students, athletes and various organizations.