Author speaks about sexual abuse

Author and advocate Dawn Schiller will speak from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Southern Oregon University Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

A victim of abuse by porn star John Holmes as a teen, she has written about her experiences, was associate producer and consultant on the movie "Wonderland," in which Kate Bosworth played her, and has advocated for teenage victims of crime.

Her public appearance is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Ashland, the Ashland Police Department and Southern Oregon University

Call 541-552-2126 or email for more information.

Schiller is also the keynote speaker at the Southern Oregon Sexual Assault Symposium April 4 and 5.

The symposium offers professional training for any person who responds to victims of sexual assaults including law enforcement, prosecutors, sexual assault nurse examiners and others.

Registration information is available at

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