She Said Event – Meet Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who broke the Me Too Story
October 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Exchange: Conversations About the Issues of Our Time
Tue, October 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmEDT
Please join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, moderated by Joan Gillman, to benefit the Westport Library.
When Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story in The New York Timeson October 5, 2017, they exposed allegations against him that had been piling up for 30 years.
“We watched with astonishment as a dam wall broke,” Kantor and Twohey wrote of the response to their article. A day after it was published, so many women phoned The Times to report allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein that the paper had to assign additional reporters to handle the calls.
The #MeToo movement, already smoldering, was ignited.
Now, four years later, the #MeToo movement has had major social and political consequences across the globe.
In She Said, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real time what it took to get the Weinstein story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up – for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves – and so changed us all.
Tickets, tables, and signed copies of the book can be purchased here.
Following guidance from the Westport Weston Health District and Town of Westport, all patrons ages 2+ must wear a mask in the Library. If you’d prefer to watch The Exchange from home, we are happy to provide you with a link; contact Nancy Klein for details. Please let us know your preference no later than September 30th.