6th Annual Shine the Light to End Sexual Violence

The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is hosting our annual fundraiser, “Shine the Light,” to shine the light on sexual violence in Ohio and advocate for survivors. Now, more than ever, the needs are vast and urgent. On September 12, 2020 we will host a virtual community call-to-action to raise awareness of sexual violence, highlight the work being done across the state, and generate support for OAESV. We hope you will join us! Our virtual event will feature keynote speaker Mónica Ramírez and online silent auction. While ticket sales are now closed, you can still bid on items even if you weren't able to grab a ticket! Just follow this link, set up an account, bid on your favorites, and the items you win will be shipped right to you.

September 12, 2020

11:00am to 12:30pm

Taking place online to honor social distancing guidelines.

Keynote Speaker: Mónica Ramírez

Social Entrepreneur, #TimesUp Activist, Civil Rights Attorney & Author

Mónica Ramírez is a long-time advocate, organizer, and attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and secure gender equity. For over two decades, she has fought for the civil and human rights of women, children, and immigrants. In 2003, Mónica created the first legal project in the United States dedicated to addressing gender discrimination against farmworker women, which she later expanded to create Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2014, Mónica founded Justice for Migrant Women to provide technical assistance to lawyers, advocates, political leaders and law enforcement on addressing workplace sexual violence, as well as other issues confronting migrant women. She is also a co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (The National Farmworker Women’s Alliance), which is the first national farmworker women’s organization in the US.

In November 2017, Mónica wrote a letter to women in the entertainment industry on behalf of Alianza that was published in TIME magazine and has been credited with helping to spark the TIME’S UP movement. In 2018, she attended the Golden Globes with Laura Dern as a part of the TIME’S UP action. Mónica is a leader in efforts to build a cross sector movement to end workplace sexual violence. She has also been recognized as a prominent voice in advancing the rights of low-paid workers, immigrants and women in the United States. Mónica has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including Harvard Kennedy School’s inaugural Gender Equity Changemaker Award, the Feminist Majority’s Global Women’s Rights Award, and Forbes Mexico included her on its 2018 list of 100 Powerful Women, among other recognitions. In November 2018, she was awarded the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Social Progress on behalf of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas for the “Dear Sisters” letter and their role in the TIME’S UP movement.


  • 11:00am, Opening & Welcome from OAESV & the Board of Directors
    • Ashley Nicole Cook, OAESV Board Member
    • Emily Resnik, OAESV Board President & Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
    • Amy LaGesse, OAESV Board Member
    • Rosa Beltré, OAESV Executive Director
  • 11:20am, Keynote Presentation from Mónica Ramírez - Social Entrepreneur, #TimesUp Activist, Civil Rights Attorney & Author
  • 12:15pm, Closing Remarks & Closing of Silent Auction
    • Lee Ann Cochran, OAESV Board Member, Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
    • Rosa Beltré, OAESV Executive Director
    • Ashley Nicole Cook, OAESV Board Member

Ticket Information (Ticket sales have now closed.)

When purchasing your tickets, please include an email address for every individual who who will need their own login. We will be sending a link to join us the day of the event. If you need to update your guest information at a later time, simply write Guest in the first/last name boxes and contact us when you have your guest information.


If you have any accessibility needs, please purchase your tickets by August 27th to ensure sufficient time to obtain the needed service.

Now Recruiting Host Committee Members for 2021!

Would you like to help make our next fundraiser a success and support survivors and prevention in Ohio? Please consider joining the Host Committee for Shine the Light 2021!

For more details, please email Board President, Emily Resnik, at eresnik@oaesv.org.

2020 Event Sponsors

Advocate Level

Teri Reed

Travis and Tyffani Dent - Monford Dent Consulting & Psycholoigical Services, LLC

Ally Level

Chad Cochran Photography

Christy & Doug Resnik


Day One of Crime Victim Services

Emily Resnik

Jamie Small

Maggie McGuire

Martha Gardner

Lee Ann & Chad Cochran

Ryn & Caleb Farmer

Supporter Level

Blass Vicory Group

Burges & Burges

The Center for Family Resolution, LLC.

Lynn Rosenthal

New Directions Shelter

Sophia Fifner

Teresa Stafford

And thank you to the anonymous donor who sponsored our keynote speaker!

If you're interested in sponsoring Shine the Light 2021 and being recognized for your sponsorship, please contact Board President, Emily Resnik, at eresnik@oaesv.org.