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The Story Behind Athlete A: The heroes who took down Larry Nassar
October 29, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM$25
Join an in-depth conversation about the Netflix documentary, “Athlete A”
Survivor Rachel Denhollander, the first athlete to publicly expose Larry Nassar’s abuse, will talk about how the case unfolded. We’ll also hear from Mark Alesia, a member of the team of reporters that inspired her to come forward, Ms. Povilaitis, the lead prosecutor of the Nassar state prosecution, and Lieutenant Munford, the detective in charge of the investigation.
Athlete A is a documentary film that focuses on the gymnasts who survived USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse, the reporters who exposed USAG’s toxic culture, and the investigator and prosecutor who led the criminal justice team that brought down Larry Nassar. Join us for this exclusive event to discuss the true story behind Athlete A.
Tickets are just $25, and proceeds help End Violence Against Women International improve outcomes for sexual assault survivors. See below for more details, and please share it with your network.
- Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to accuse Larry Nassar publicly.
- Mark Alesia, a member of the team of reporters that inspired her to come forward.
- Ms. Povilaitis, the lead prosecutor of the Nassar state prosecution.
- Lieutenant Munford, the detective in charge of the investigation.
They will share the strategies used to convict a prolific perpetrator who hid – in plain sight – behind the mask of respect, education, prestige, and Olympic and collegiate glory. They will reveal how the unique plea agreement resulted in an unprecedented and empowering sentencing hearing that allowed hundreds of women to come forward and speak their truth while the world watched.
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