The 9th annual Summer Speaker Series features keynote speaker Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to file a police report against USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. Her bravery inspired over 250 additional victims to come forward, leading to Nassar’s life imprisonment.
“You started the tidal wave. You made all of this happen. You made all of these voices matter. Your sister survivors and I thank you. You are the bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.” – Judge Rosemarie Aquilina
For her work as an advocate and educator on sexual assault, Ms. Denhollander was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018 and was a co-recipient of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, BBC, NPR as well as in The Washington Post and Associated Press. She is a New York Times op-ed contributor.
On June 27, Ms. Denhollander will illuminate not only issues of abuse, but also the cultural dynamics that allow abusers to remain in power. Weaving in details of her personal story, she will discuss how to support survivors, stand against abuse and find healing.
Ticket sales start Wednesday, May 8.
10am-12pm Brunch at Teton Pines = $150 (keynote address)
5-7pm Reception at the Center for the Arts = $30 (brief speaker remarks)
If you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the Summer Speaker Series, please click here to email event planner Annie Riddell.