Feminist Films: ‘Athlete A’ Discussion
Date / Time
November 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Spend your lunch break with the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Campus Advocacy Network for a virtual discussion about “Athlete A“ and how we can work toward ending gender-based violence in athletics.
CART live captioning will be provided. Please send questions or additional accommodation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also join us for a screening of the film on Wednesday, November 10, 4-6pm CT!
Presented as part of WLRC’s 30th anniversary programming focusing on the Campus Advocacy Network‘s efforts to end gender-based violence and support survivors at UIC.
About the film:
“Athlete A” spotlights the horrific sexual abuse of hundreds of young athletes by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, and shines an even brighter light on the team of individuals working to hold USAG and Nassar accountable. The Indianapolis Star reporters who broke the story and revealed the coverup that occurred at the highest levels of the Olympic sport. The courageous group of survivors — Maggie Nichols, Rachael Denhollander, Jamie Dantzscher and Jessica Howard — who bravely fought the system. Together with a team of other determined women, including police detective Lt. Andrea Munford and prosecuting attorney Angela Povilaitis, truth prevailed. Justice was served. Nichols was able to find joy in the sport again at the college level.