2019 Speakers

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein is a victims' attorney, advocate, and a former competitive gymnast. Sarah is also one of the first known victims of former Olympic Women's Gymnastics Larry Nassar, and in July 2018, at the ESPYs, Sarah accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse. Prior recipients of the Ashe award include Nelson Mandela, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Robin Roberts.

Her op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "I lobbied to change the law after I was abused by Larry Nassar," caught the attention of Pennsylvania's Attorney General, and she has worked in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and elsewhere for statute of limitations reform that will bring survivors healing and justice. Sarah believes that the time has come for the law to impose upon abusers and their enablers, both institutions and individuals, the legal consequences they deserve.

Sarah is an alumna of Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Global Entrepreneurship program. She resides in Philadelphia and has a 3-year-old daughter named Genevieve.

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