ROAR WANTS JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS
–We refuse to live in a world where what happened to us is kept secret.
–We refuse to live in a world where the victim has been hushed and shamed.
–We refuse to live in a world where survivors have been silenced.
–We refuse to live in a world of victim blaming.
–We refuse to live in a world where equality and justice has been long denied to survivors.
–We refuse to live in a world where institutions and government enable perpetrators.
–We refuse to live in a world where survivors suffer layers of betrayal and denial of rights.
TOGETHER AS ONE…
Where you have been crushed…we come together to rebuild.
Where you have been silenced…we come together to speak as one.
We will stand with you and help you make your voice heard.
Where you have been denied justice …we come together to create justice for all
Where you have been shamed and your dignity stolen …we come together to restore dignity and happiness for survivors.
We refuse to live in a world where sexual assault is 100% preventable, yet is simply being ignored, where survivors are denied justice and perpetrators are enabled. ROAR As One aims to create a world where there is a civil right to body safety, where the pursuit of happiness comes free to all and is not overshadowed by the fear of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse.
We understand federal, and state rights of action are essential to providing justice, holding all who are complicit accountable and putting a stop to abuse as a silent, costly epidemic. ROAR As One will develop awareness campaigns and tools for safe reporting, research, and draft necessary legislation, and work in partnership with survivors, non-profit organizations, and advocates to attack the issue from all sides. ROAR As One seeks to establish a constitutional right to body autonomy, the right to be free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, and misconduct.
About Shari Karney
“I’m here, I’m with you. I’m all yours. I feel your pain, I share your heart.”
As an advocate for the rights of survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse for 25 years. Shari keynotes at women's conferences, summits and events around the world as well and on college campuses about Women Empowerment, Finding Your Voice, Overcoming Adversity and Surviving and Thriving From Sexual Assault.
Shari designed an innovative “Model Law School Sexual Assault Program” in conjunction with Loyola Law School with the goal of eventually partnering with law enforcement Sex Crimes Units. She has designed The Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse Training Manual and Program for law students.
Shari’s first book, Prey No Longer-Step-By-Step Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse helps survivors overwhelmed by the legal system and how to take action.
Shari’s experiences in and out of the courthouses helped pioneer landmark legislation that changed the law for survivors of child sexual abuse. Further amendments to the landmark legislation that Shari spearheaded held the Catholic Church responsible for the sexual abuse of children by priests. The church was hiding behind the statute of limitations to avoid accountability and the damage to their victims. After the sexual abuse survivor law passed in California, Shari consulted with 40 other states to help them pass similar legislation.
Shari’s work on behalf of sexual assault victims was the subject of an NBC-TV Movie called Shattered Trust, The Shari Karney Story. “Shattered Trust” was one of the ten most-watched television movies on NBC (with 18 share, increasing every 15 minutes). The national ratings showed that every third television in America was watching Shari’s compelling story.
After Shari’s movie aired, NBC and their affiliates were inundated with hundreds of thousands of callers wanting to contact Shari, asking when and where they could see her and speak to her. Child Help USA received so many calls after the movie that their phone lines went down. The Capitol in Washington, D.C. was flooded with callers wanting to have their voices heard, asking that Shari's bill be passed nationally.
Her expertise in these areas and the compelling details of her own story have made her a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows nationwide. She has been a guest on Oprah, HLN/CNN - The Ashley Banfield Show, The Today Show, Weekend Today Show, ABC Primetime with Diane Sawyer, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Evening News, The Weekend Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, Showbiz Tonight, and hundreds of other television and radio shows.
She has also been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine Section, The Los Angeles Times, Glamour Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Women's World Magazine, BuzzFeed and in more than 200 publications across the country.
Shari was the lead attorney in a syndicated reality court show on 20th Fox called 'Power of Attorney' where the ten most influential and notorious attorneys in the United States tried actual cases against each other. As lead attorney on the show, Shari would go head to head with Gloria Allred, Lisa Bloom, Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden, Shawn Chapman (Johnnie Cochran law firm) and Wendy Murphy.
Shari was highlighted on a new Biography Channel series, “Twisted Fate”, The Day that Changed the Life of a Hero” where she discussed aspects of her highest-profile cases as well as intimate moments from her personal life.
Today, Shari is a widely respected legal expert and pundit for news breaking cases of the day such as The Harvey Weinstein Rape and Sexual Assault Cases, The Jeffrey Epstein Child Sex Trafficking Cases, The Bill Cosby Case, The Michael Jackson Child Sex Abuse Cases.
She is also an activist and spokesperson for women and children’s rights, now Founder and President of ROAR As One, Inc.
Shari was her own first client. She began having her first memories of childhood sexual abuse while defending a three-year-old child who had been sexually molested by her father. Shari served two nights in jail when she had a nervous breakdown, attempted to strangle the father-perpetrator on the witness stand and was forced to come to terms with her own past.
Shari uses her personal story to inspire and help other victims of abuse find hope and healing. Her mission in life is 'Justice for Survivors.'
With her calm, strong, effective leadership, Roar as One anticipates being able to spread our wings and get justice for victims of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, and sexual violence.
"I serve the ROAR As One Board of Directors and its beneficiaries because victims of sexual abuse deserve equality and justice. The founder of the organization, Shari Karney, has a proven track record, tenacity and a clear vision of what success looks like for the organization. Thus, I am deeply honored to support her goals by serving as treasurer of ROAR As One.".
ROAR Team Leaders
Why I care about sexual assault against women and children - As a survivor of rape, I believe we can have peace through justice for all of us who had to live through sexual abuse. We must all stand in solidarity with children everywhere who are so viciously targeted by perpetrators of child sexual abuse (included in the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act) that I am working on. I want us to all stand together in strength to lift one another up and overcome the sexual violence that targets us in society so that we can succeed together and build a world free of sexual abuse.
Why I care about Roar as One and its mission - The founder of Roar, Shari Karney, Esq, and I share dedication, passion, and vision to succeed in creating a world where our collective strength as survivors overcomes the obstacles to establishing human rights and freedom for all who were victimized by sexual abuse. Just because I was raped, I am not conquered. The mission of Roar as One is to turn our pain from the past into purpose so we can lift one another up, live as servant leaders, and eradicate sexual violence from the world until it is a phenomenon that no longer exists within the human race.
Pedretti was a survivor of the Golden State Killer/East Side Rapist featured in HBO’s docuseries, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” produced by Patton Oswalt
Pedretti turned her story into an opportunity to be an advocate for other survivors of sexual assault. Her private Facebook group for victims and allies called “Sexual Assault Survivors! It’s Time To Tell Your Story!” She said the group “is healing for me, and healing for them,” especially since the suspected Golden State Killer’s arrest.
Jennifer Carole, whose father and stepmother were killed by the Golden State Killer in 1980, wrote about how Pedretti and former detective Carol Daly brought the group of victims together: “[they] essentially became the Den Mothers for a group of survivors who honestly never expected to come together in the way we have (Kris [Pedretti]’s backyard is my little heaven).”
Pedretti’s worked as a senior manager at Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society. She left the the position in 2019. She studied management at Kaplan University from 2005 to 2008. Pedretti is now a wife, mother and grandmother.
Roar as One, Inc. is honored to be working with Kris Pedretti in advocating for justice for survivors. Kris Pedretti will assume the position of Director of Development of Roar as One, Inc. in 2022.
"As the Director of Innovative Technology, I’m proud to be working with ROAR As One to help use my expertise to give sexual assault and abuse survivors civil rights."
Dell brings expertise as an XR Project Manager and Lead Architect for VR, AR and mobile applications for major brands.
Dell has played a key role in leading or contributing to development teams for interactive media, internet, mobile, virtual and augmented reality applications.
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