Advocates for Children Announces Guest Speaker for Annual Meeting
Jason Lee, a survivor of child sexual abuse, will be the guest speaker at Advocates for Children’s upcoming Annual Meeting on January 23 at 6:30 pm.
Lee was born in Atlanta and moved to Birmingham, Ala., in 1986 when he was 12 years old. There, he was targeted by a sexual predator and was sexually molested for several years. Lee was one of three victims who ultimately pressed charges against his abuser, Don Corley, and is directly responsible for Corley being in jail today. He is also the founder of 30is30, an organization that generated public awareness about Corley’s potential early release and channeled that public response to the Alabama Pardons and Parole Board. Today, Lee resides in Marietta and uses his past to chart a better future, advocating for justice and encouraging other survivors of abuse who are finding ways to reclaim themselves.
“We look forward to Jason sharing his story with our community,” said Karen White, Advocates’ President & CEO. “Child sexual abuse is a difficult topic for most people, but one that must be addressed in order to protect children from experiencing it.”
Advocates for Children shares a vision of a world in which all children are loved, protected, nurtured and able to grow up free of abuse and neglect. One in 10 children will experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday, and about 90 percent of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser.
The Annual Meeting, held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, will also include remarks by White, recognition of outstanding volunteers, and a buffet dinner catered by Harvest Moon.