Rachael Denhollander - January Series Livestream

Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:30 pm

Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

Rachael denhollander js

Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

Event Details

A TIME TO SPEAK: ADDRESSING JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS

Rachael Denhollander is an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of her activism, over 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment.

For her work as an advocate and educator on sexual assault, Rachael was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recommendations, including the Integrity and Impact Award founded by Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, a joint recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and Heart Ambassador’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributing to Social Justice. Rachael has also been recognized and honored in both the Kentucky and Michigan legislatures for her advocacy.

Rachael has been active in spearheading legislative reform at the state level. She continues to educate on issues of abuse through supporting and speaking at organizations that advocate for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, lecturing at universities, and teaching at abuse prevention conferences. Additionally, she has been a panelist on a United Nations Peace Messenger Organization at the UN’s 62nd Commission on the Status of Women.

We will be live streaming each of the Calvin College January Series sessions in store.