An Evening with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

On October 5, 2017, The New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey–and then the world changed. But nothing could have prepared the two reporters for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora’s Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories.

Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change–or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet.

With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up–for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves–and so changed us all.

“Kantor and Twohey are two highly distinguished investigative journalists, and their award-winning work helped ignite a cultural revolution. #MeToo gave many the power to speak up about their experiences as victims of sexual harassment and abuse,” said CU Boulder student and Distinguished Speakers Board Chair Cameron Trauger. “DSB believes their experience and perspective are integral to understanding, unpacking, and examining the behavior of those in positions of power, and to further understand journalistic practices to amplify the voices of those who are not.”

TICKETING:
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Public tickets ($20) will be available beginning October 7 at 10 a.m. exclusively at http://macky.live/kantor-twohey CU Boulder student ($2) and faculty/staff ($10) tickets will be cash only requiring a valid Buff OneCard at time of purchase. Tickets will be sold weekdays beginning October 7 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center and will continue through October 21 (or until tickets are sold out). For parties larger than two, please contact dsbchair@colorado.edu.

ABOUT THE DSB:
The Distinguished Speakers Board is a student-run cost center of CU Student Government. The Board strives to bring diverse speakers that will intellectually challenge the student body, as well as spark meaningful dialogue surrounding relevant issues on campus. Past speakers the Board has hosted include Anderson Cooper, Viola Davis, Scott Kelly, Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Edward Snowden (via videoconference), Rudy Giuliani, Madeleine Albright, and many more.

Accessibility:
The University of Colorado Boulder and the Distinguished Speakers Board are committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend this event and require accommodations, please contact macky@colorado.edu no later than seven days before the event. We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline, but may be unable to do so depending on the nature of the request. For further information on the accessibility of Macky Auditorium, please consult: colorado.edu/macky/your-visit/accessibility

Contact:
Cameron Trauger, Chair, Distinguished Speakers Board, dsbchair@colorado.edu
Brandon Meyers, Staff Advisor, Center for Student Involvement, 303-492-7109 brandon.c.meyers@colorado.edu

Monday, October 21 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm


Macky Auditorium
1595 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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