Oct. 17 | Location change: This event has been moved from Macky Auditorium to MATH 100.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of The New York Times exposé detailing the Harvey Weinstein allegations, will speak at Math Building room 100 on Monday, Oct. 21. Kantor and Twohey are hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.
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 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 7, at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center and will continue through Monday, Oct. 21, or until tickets are sold out.
Please note: Your previously purchased Macky ticket will be scanned to enter the venue, however, all seats have been transferred into general admission. Seat location will be determined by arrival time and ticketing tier (student, faculty-staff or public). If you previously purchased a ticket to the event, we guarantee seat availability. No additional seating will be available the night of program.
About the exposé
On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published an article by Kantor and 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 12 months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry also would be accused of mistreating 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.
“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.”
Distinguished Speakers Board
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.
CU 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than seven days before the event. They 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. Get further information on the accessibility of Macky Auditorium.