Former Miss America and Incest Survivor Will Give Speech April 25, 2012

Any of my readers who live in South Carolina, ought to consider attending this speech. I have heard and seen Marilyn speak on tape and on video. She is an amazing speaker, very moving.

If you don’t know her story, you can read about it here:

“A luncheon with Marilyn Van Derbur, former Miss America and author of “Miss America By Day” and child sexual abuse survivor, will be held on April 25 at USC Aiken in the Business and Education Building upstairs in the gym.
 A biography and related information.

Doors open at 11 a.m., and the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., with presentation following.

Van Derbur is requested nationwide as a prominent convention keynote and motivational speaker, now speaking on the topic of sexual abuse prevention and recovery.

As a childhood incest survivor, she has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects.

Admission is $25, parking is located in front of the building.

Marilyn’s book, “Miss America By Day,” will be for sale at the event.”

For more information, call the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County at 644-5100.


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3 Responses to Former Miss America and Incest Survivor Will Give Speech April 25, 2012

  1. little nel says:

    Thanks for the info, Alethea. I just purchased tickets to attend the luncheon where Mrs. Atler is speaking.

    The Child Advocacy group that is sponsoring the speaking engagement asked me where I got the information about Mrs. Atler.

    I told them about your website and they were pleased to know about it. They want to give victims as much resources as they can so they can monitor their own recovery and learn at their own pace.

    • Alethea says:

      Wow! Thanks Little Nel. I wish I could attend! I hate flying for one thing….

      She is an amazing speaker, and will wait for a long time afterwards to speak personally with those who line up to talk to her about their abuse. She is very graceful and giving.

      You will have to be sure to let us all know how it was, and what she said that moved you.

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