SARATOGA SPRINGS —Wellspring, the domestic violence and sexual assault resource for Saratoga County, is partnering with Skidmore College to bring New York Times reporter and best-selling author Megan Twohey, to Skidmore’s Arthur Zankel Music Center on Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a public event.
In 2017, Twohey and fellow reporter Jodi Kantor published a report about former movie producer and now convicted felon Harvey Weinstein, detailing an overwhelming number of sexual abuse allegations. Their investigative journalism led to Weinstein’s firing and helped fuel the #MeToo movement started by activist Tarana Burke. Twohey and Kantor subsequently authored a book which chronicled their report about Weinstein, titled “She Said.” The book was published in 2019 and adapted into a film of the same name in 2022. The pair, along with Ruby Shamir, later published “Chasing the Truth” for younger readers aspiring to investigative journalism.
Twohey, who has focused much of her work on the treatment of women and children, will take the stage at Skidmore to share her experience about breaking the story, its aftermath, and the anti-sexual violence work that is still to be done.
“At Wellspring we talk to people who are victimized by sexual harassment and abuse daily. We know this happens here, and we want to help,” said Wellspring CEO Maggie Fronk. “We hope this event will help attendees better understand the obstacles victims face when speaking their truth about sexual harassment and why believing them is so important.”
“Skidmore is excited to partner with Wellspring to bring this important event to campus,” said Skidmore President Marc Conner. “Sexual and gender based-harassment and violence has no place in any community, including ours, and we are committed to engaging in open dialogue about how, together, we can prevent, confront, and respond to sexual misconduct. This event also aligns with our year-long focus on freedom of speech and expression and the importance of speaking and hearing often uncomfortable truths. Ms. Twohey’s visit provides precisely that opportunity.”
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased now at www.wellspringcares.org/she-said
Prior to April 10, Wellspring will host a public viewing and discussion of the film “She Said” at their building in Malta. For more information visit www.wellspringcares.org/she-said
“Bringing Megan Twohey to Saratoga is an extraordinary opportunity for our community, particularly in April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” added Megan Rabbitt, Director of Programming at Wellspring. “We want guests to leave feeling empowered to create change so that we can all work together to prevent abuse from happening.”