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Florence Graves: #MeToo – Why Has it Taken so Long?

by | Feb 12, 2020

On Sunday March 1 at 4:00, our own Florence Graves kicks off the Spring Lane Lyceum series on women’s empowerment, called “#WeToo – the uphill journey to sharing power”.

Florence George Graves is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor whose work has led to changes in local, national and international laws, government and corporate policies and freedom for three wrongfully convicted men. Florence is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.

Recently honored by Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics for exposing “sexual harassment long before the #MeToo movement”, Florence will talk about lessons learned from the stories she broke in the early 1990s for the Washington Post, including the unprecedented investigation of a U.S. Senator’s sexual misconduct, leading ultimately to Oregon Sen. Packwood’s resignation.

Florence, whose work has focused on social justice/human rights issues and abuses of government and corporate power, also created two first-of-their-kind investigative reporting platforms–Common Cause Magazine and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

This event will be held in the Sanctuary at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 23 Dedham Avenue, Needham, MA 02492