Sister Survivors: The Gymnasts Who Spoke Out against Abuse

Documentary and Panel Discussion

Monday, 02 Apr 2018 at 6:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Join us for a screening of the ABC 20/20 special "Sister Survivors," featuring interviews with the female athletes who broke their silence about the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Larry Nassar. A group of survivors detail the abuse that spanned more than two decades and went unaddressed. A panel discussion focusing on higher education and accountability will immediately follow the 40-minute documentary. Part of Green Dot Action Week 2018

Panelists include Patrice Ayeni, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Services; Thielen Student Health Center physician Dr. James Bice; Margo Foreman, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity; Chief Michael Newton, Assistant Vice President for University Services; Holly Roepke, Assistant Athletic Director and Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion at Grinnell College; and Jennifer Jacobson, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Wellness and Prevention at Grinnell College.

Link to more information about Green Dot Action Week 2018

Cosponsored By:
  • Green Dot Action Program
  • Student Wellness
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.