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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018
Contact: Eden Gordon Media
(Washington, D.C.) — From the White House to America’s backyard, women are being abused, sexually assaulted and harmed by perpetrators covering the news headlines on the evening news. *Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.
Former RAINN spokesperson, a woman of inspiration and the Sole Survivor of the Infamous Railroad Killer, Holly K. Dunn will begin her speaking tour across the country as she engages university students on the topics of sexual assault and the prevention of abuse.
Beginning in March 2018, Dunn will be speaking to the Penn State Justice Association as their keynote speaker. Penn State Justice Association stated “As students who study Criminology, it is particularly difficult to conceptualize the events and topics we study at arm’s length. We are so excited Holly agreed to come in and share her experience as not only an educational tool but also as a lesson in strength, resilience and turning a horrific experience into an opportunity to give back.” –Brittany Miraldi, President Penn State Justice Association
Dunn’s story has been featured by CBS 48 Hours. The episode also highlighted book excerpts from Sole Survivor including Holly’s family members and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Sisters who were involved during those days. More information can be found at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-the-railroad-killer
About Holly K. Dunn:
Holly Dunn Pendleton is a survivor, a motivator, and a tribute to the human spirit! The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to many.
Miraculously living to tell her story, Holly motivates others to reclaim their lives after the assault and to help her community build a network of healing and outreach. Holly’s passion to advocate for other victims of violence is extraordinary, and it is this passion that has allowed her and organizations that she is a part of to reach so many people.
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.