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    An Evening With Jodi Kantor: "She Said"

    Behind the Scenes of Investigative Journalism, the Harvey Weinstein Story and the #MeToo Movement

    When: Saturday, 12/3/2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

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    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC When Jodi Kantor, along with Megan Twohey, broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged abuse, she helped spark a movement exposing systematic abuses across industries. In a riveting program, Kantor takes audiences behind the scenes of investigative journalism, showing how she and her colleagues expose long hidden secrets and craft impactful stories. In exploring the resonance of the Weinstein investigation, she tackles topics ranging from the true cause of social progress to navigating the #MeToo era with fairness.

    Jodi Kantor is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author whose work has revealed hidden truths about power, gender, technology, politics and culture.

    In October of 2017, she and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's decades of sexual abuse allegations. Their work helped ignite the #MeToo movement, shift attitudes and spur new laws, policies and standards of accountability around the globe. Together with a team of colleagues who exposed harassment across industries, they were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism's highest award.

    For their work on Mr. Weinstein, Kantor and Twohey also received a George Polk Award, the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage from the University of Georgia, and honors from the Los Angeles Press Club and the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Alongside other members of the Times' sexual harassment reporting team, Kantor and Twohey were awarded the IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., the Batten Medal from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a Scripps Howard Award for Impact, a special citation from the Goldsmith Awards of Harvard University's Shorenstein Center and the Matrix Inaugural Incite Award from New York Women in Communications.

    Kantor and Twohey built on their initial investigation on Weinstein and sexual harassment in a New York Times best-selling book titled She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, published on September 10, 2019 by Penguin Press. It will be adapted into a film by Plan B Entertainment, the makers of Selma and Moonlight. Kantor and Twohey will also adapt She Said in their latest release, Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting. The book pulls young readers into the Harvey Weinstein investigation and share the duo's investigative process and journalistic practices. Chasing the Truth was published in September 2021.

    Before digging into the Harvey Weinstein investigation, Kantor's reporting created waves across other fields. Her inquiry into Starbucks' usage of automated scheduling systems revealed widespread detriment to workers. Kantor's journalism spurred company-wide changes and helped launch a national fair scheduling movement. Following her and David Streitfeld's investigation into punishing practices at Amazon's corporate headquarters, Amazon changed its human resources policies by introducing paternity leave and eliminating its employee ranking system. Kantor's article detailing Harvard Business School's attempt to change its climate for women provoked a national conversation about women in business schools. Additionally, her report on working mothers and breastfeeding inspired two readers to create the first free-standing lactation suites for nursing mothers; the innovation is now available in hundreds of airports and stadiums.

    Kantor, a contributor to CBS This Morning, lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Ron Lieber, and their two daughters.

    The event will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the venue.

    The film adaptation of She Said comes to the big screen from Universal Pictures and premiers in the US on November 18, 2022. The film, from Unothordox director Maria Schrader, and adapted for the screen by Ida and Colette writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz, stars Carey Mulligan as Megan Twohey and Zoe Kazan as Jodi Kantor.

    For ages 15+
    Saturday, December 3
    7:00–8:30 PM
    Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
    * Free parking is available via the entrance on Fabian Way
    Contact: Michelle Shabtai | [email protected]

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