Sister Survivors: Former Gymnasts Ignite Change (#MeToo, #ustoo) Oct. 29

Jordyn Wieber, 2012 Olympic gold medalist, and Rachael Denhollander, former gymnast and advocate and attorney, are both survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor. Weiber and Denhollander will discuss their personal experiences and the ignition of the #MeToo movement at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Hall Auditorium.

Their talk is part of the Miami University Lecture Series.

Denhollander is an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history.  

For her work as an advocate and educator on sexual assault, Denhollander was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018. 

Wieber, an Olympic gold medalist, is the 2011 American Cup Champion and became the best gymnast in the world when she won the all-around at the 2011 World Championships. A key member of the “Fierce Five,” she helped the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team capture the team gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Wieber filed a lawsuit in April against USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and Michigan State University claiming those organizations did nothing as former team doctor Larry Nassar allegedly abused her.

She graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a degree in psychology and served as the UCLA gymnastic team’s volunteer assistant coach through their National title this year.  

Free tickets are available with a Miami ID starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Miami University Box Office in 34 Campus Avenue Building.

Tickets are available to the general public starting Friday, Oct. 26.

Upcoming Lecture Series events:

  • Monday, Feb. 18: David Hogg and Alex Wind present "The Student Voice: Parkland Students Speak."