The Go Blue 4 Kids Breakfast brings community members together to talk about the uncomfortable, but real, subject of child abuse.
The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center invites guest speakers to empower and educate our audience about child abuse during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Speakers share personal stories about overcoming the trauma of child abuse and their transition from victim to survivor.
This year’s speaker is Dawn Schiller, an expert survivor-leader in the anti-trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault movements. Abused and trafficked on the streets of Hollywood in her teens by the infamous porn actor, John Holmes, she survived the gruesome Wonderland Avenue murders in 1981 and ultimately turned him into the police. Her subsequent years of struggle to survivorship, education, and service offer valuable first-hand insight to community advocates. Today, she is a national speaker, educator, consultant, and author.
Past Keynote Speakers
Jenna Quinn (2018)
Survivor and author of Pure in Heart: A Memoir of Overcoming Abuse and Passing Jenna’s Law
Kevin Mulcahy (2017)
Survivor and Assistant U.S. District Attorney
Matthew Sandusky (2016)
Survivor, Founder and Executive director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation
Marilyn Van Derbur (2014)
Survivor and author of Miss America by Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love
PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH IN APRIL