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Liz Seccuro

Victims' Rights Activist & Author

 Liz Seccuro Biography

Liz Seccuro is a victims' rights advocate and the founder of STARS (Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors), a donor-advised fund that assists all survivors of rape, sexual assault, and incest. Seccuro also teaches a few classes a year at Georgetown University's Graduate School of Journalism on how to write responsibly about sex crimes and the art of interviewing victims of violence.

As documented in her 2011 memoir Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice, her story began in 1984 when she was drugged and raped by a fellow student, William Nottingham Beebe, as a 17-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia. The university did nothing to aid her in seeking justice and offered no official remedy, leaving her on her own to pick up the pieces. It wasn't until 2005 - after receiving a letter of apology from Beebe inviting her to contact him so that he could explain what led him to rape her and, ostensibly, help her heal - that she was able to take action against him. Following a frightening and eerie email correspondence with her rapist, she submitted her evidence to the Charlottesville Police Department, who arrested Beebe. He was ultimately sentenced to 18 months in prison and required to perform 500 hours of community service, including speaking on college campuses about sexual assault and substance abuse. To this day, there is no record of this condition of parole being met.

Engaging and witty, Seccuro speaks to audiences around the country. Her story is about her fight for justice in a cold case, the wonderful people she's met along the way, the terror involved in questioning herself, and the peace she has found in fighting a system that does not treat rape victims with proper care and respect. Liz also speaks about dating and domestic violence, having been a victim herself as well as the importance of bystander intervention.

Since the publication of Crash Into Me, Liz Seccuro has appeared on a multitude of national television shows, radio shows, blogs, and magazines. Most notably, a three-part excerpt of her book was featured in Marie Claire magazine, both nationally and abroad. In 2011, she received the Shining Star/Vision Award from Boston's Victim Rights Law Center and in November 2012 she was honored by SAVI/NYC of Mt. Sinai Hospital for her advocacy, joining past honorees such as prosecutor and author Linda Fairstein, Trisha Meili (the "Central Park Jogger"), and actress Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In January 2013, she was named to the national advisory board of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) and continues to lobby on Capitol Hill with RAINN on behalf of survivors of violent crime. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, she is at work on a number of magazine articles on the scourge of military sexual assault and the NFL's culture of violence.

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  • What's In Your Toolbox: Navigating the Confusing Issues of Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, Consent & Bystander Intervention on Your Campus

  • The ABCs of SA, DV and BI at Your Institution: Planning For the Future

  • Social Media & Sexual Violence: How Technology Helps & Harms Students & Campuses

  • Title IX, Clery Act, Campus SaVE: What It All Means For Today's Students & Administrators

  • What Everyone Needs to Know: How the Internet & "Bro" Culture Have Impacted Campus Violence & Sexual Assault

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 Liz Seccuro Biography

Liz Seccuro is a victims' rights advocate and the founder of STARS (Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors), a donor-advised fund that assists all survivors of rape, sexual assault, and incest. Seccuro also teaches a few classes a year at Georgetown University's Graduate School of Journalism on how to write responsibly about sex crimes and the art of interviewing victims of violence.

As documented in her 2011 memoir Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice, her story began in 1984 when she was drugged and raped by a fellow student, William Nottingham Beebe, as a 17-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia. The university did nothing to aid her in seeking justice and offered no official remedy, leaving her on her own to pick up the pieces. It wasn't until 2005 - after receiving a letter of apology from Beebe inviting her to contact him so that he could explain what led him to rape her and, ostensibly, help her heal - that she was able to take action against him. Following a frightening and eerie email correspondence with her rapist, she submitted her evidence to the Charlottesville Police Department, who arrested Beebe. He was ultimately sentenced to 18 months in prison and required to perform 500 hours of community service, including speaking on college campuses about sexual assault and substance abuse. To this day, there is no record of this condition of parole being met.

Engaging and witty, Seccuro speaks to audiences around the country. Her story is about her fight for justice in a cold case, the wonderful people she's met along the way, the terror involved in questioning herself, and the peace she has found in fighting a system that does not treat rape victims with proper care and respect. Liz also speaks about dating and domestic violence, having been a victim herself as well as the importance of bystander intervention.

Since the publication of Crash Into Me, Liz Seccuro has appeared on a multitude of national television shows, radio shows, blogs, and magazines. Most notably, a three-part excerpt of her book was featured in Marie Claire magazine, both nationally and abroad. In 2011, she received the Shining Star/Vision Award from Boston's Victim Rights Law Center and in November 2012 she was honored by SAVI/NYC of Mt. Sinai Hospital for her advocacy, joining past honorees such as prosecutor and author Linda Fairstein, Trisha Meili (the "Central Park Jogger"), and actress Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In January 2013, she was named to the national advisory board of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) and continues to lobby on Capitol Hill with RAINN on behalf of survivors of violent crime. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, she is at work on a number of magazine articles on the scourge of military sexual assault and the NFL's culture of violence.

  • What's In Your Toolbox: Navigating the Confusing Issues of Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, Consent & Bystander Intervention on Your Campus

  • The ABCs of SA, DV and BI at Your Institution: Planning For the Future

  • Social Media & Sexual Violence: How Technology Helps & Harms Students & Campuses

  • Title IX, Clery Act, Campus SaVE: What It All Means For Today's Students & Administrators

  • What Everyone Needs to Know: How the Internet & "Bro" Culture Have Impacted Campus Violence & Sexual Assault

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Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

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ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Liz Seccuro or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Liz Seccuro. Find information on booking Liz Seccuro for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Liz Seccuro, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Liz Seccuro.

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