Feminist Films: Athlete A Discussion
Celebrating WLRC & CAN's 30th Anniversary
November 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Spend your lunch break with us 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. An advocate from WLRC's Campus Advocacy Network will be available for anyone who would like to speak privately during or after the event. Please send questions or additional accommodation requests to email@example.com.
Please also join us for a screening of the film on Wednesday, November 10, 4-6pm CT! You can also view the film on Netflix. Watching the film beforehand is not required to participate in this discussion.
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 cover-up 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.
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