Sarah Klein - Passion for Change: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse
Today’s guest, Sarah Klein, is a preeminent sexual abuse attorney at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. A survivor of sexual abuse herself, Klein specializes in representing sexual abuse survivors. A former gymnast, she is the first known victim of former Olympic women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. She discusses how she overcame the trauma, while fueling her fight for justice not only for herself, but for others who have been abused. She talks about the warning signs that parents and teachers should look for, especially with younger children, and where to turn for help. Klein is a fierce advocate for legal, cultural, and political change, actively spearheading the fight to extend the statute of limitations for abuse survivors across all 50 states. She regularly testifies in front of state legislative bodies and was among the small group of key and notable people invited to the Child Victims Act bill signing in New York. Klein holds a J.D./M.B.A. and is an alumna of Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Entrepreneurship program. She sits on the Board of CHILD USAdvocacy and Yale University’s Sports Equity Lab, pursuing research that can inform policies around safe sporting environments and help fight abuse, in all forms, for all athletes. She is the host of the podcast “Bar Fights: Taking on Issues that Matter.” Info: ManlyStewart.com.
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