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Olivet College welcomes Crime Victims Advocacy Council to campus
Sep 05, 2003

OLIVET, Mich. Heather Boyer, executive director of the Lansing-based Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC), will present as part of Olivet Colleges Lecture and Symposium Series Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium. The presentation, titled The Journey Continues: Which Road do you Choose?, is free and open to the public.

Boyer will lead a panel discussion regarding the prevention of date and acquaintance rape. The panel consists of Chief Leonard Benden, City of Potterville Police Department; Christy Dussy, a rape counselor from Gateway Community Services, an East Lansing based nonprofit organization that provides services to adolescents, children and families in crisis; Wayne Lindow, a self-defense instructor from Lansing; and Michael Opsommer, executive director of the Pine Lodge Community Justice Center in Lansing.

Boyer, a two-time victim of rape, founded the CVAC in 2001. The CVAC board of directors is comprised of rape survivors and professionals dedicated to providing advocacy and education to the community.


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