This March, former UO Associate Athletic Director Jim Bartko released "Boy in the Mirror," an autobiography about his life in athletics and his sexual assault by a Catholic priest as a child. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to a scholarship fund and to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect to support 90by30's work. CPAN co-directors Jeff Todahl and Phyllis Barkhurst were invited to write the book's afterword, in which they note: “It is an important moment when survivors break their silence to talk about their experiences, especially when it is done, as it is here, in part to support other survivors who may or may not have ever talked about what happened to them."
Jeff also attended the March 12 press conference in Oakland, where Mr. Bartko shared his story, spoke about the stigma against sexual abuse survivors within organized sports community, and announced a lawsuit against the Diocese of Oakland. We want to thank to Jim Bartko not only for his brave words but for working with CPAN and 90by30 to make a difference to children today.