12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Program
The Westin Charlotte
601 S. College Street
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 Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, California, Rhode Island, 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 sits on the Board of Directors of CHILD USAdvocacy, an organization committed to protecting children’s civil liberties and keeping children safe from abuse. She also sits on the board of the Montgomery County Advocacy Project (MCAP), preventing child abuse and neglect in Montgomery County through legal services, advocacy, and education. Sarah resides in Philadelphia and is the mother of a four-year-old little girl.