Senate IAC invites survivor of alleged OSU football gang-rape to speak at UO

This Thursday, Room 142 in the Law School. From “Around the 0”:

Brenda Tracy, an emerging national speaker on campus sexual assault, will give a talk on the UO campus this Thursday, May 14.

Sponsored by the UO Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, the event takes place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 142 of the Knight Law Center. It is free and open to the public.

Tracy is a registered nurse, a sexual assault survivor and an activist. In 1998, she and a friend traveled to Corvallis for an evening out with friends that ended with her filing a police report alleging she was gang-raped by four men, two of them Oregon State University football players.

The four men were arrested and charged, but the case ultimately was dropped. The story resurfaced earlier this year when it was featured in a series of columns by [John Canzano of’] The Oregonian.

“Brenda has recounted how her case was met with indifference and ignorance by the university and the DA, in a classic case of institutional betrayal with regard to college rape,” said Kurt Krueger, chair of the Senate IAC. “She is a courageous person with a timely message.”

She also spoke at OSU’s Take Back the Night event. A story on that appearance is available here.

Quite a contrast from the sort of people the Duck athletic department brings to campus, at $4,000 a pop:

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One Response to Senate IAC invites survivor of alleged OSU football gang-rape to speak at UO

  1. Ben says:

    Glad she was invited… I am a little worries that after Riley invited her to speak to the team at OSU, she would be lost in the shuffle with having a new coach.