Harvard University

Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?

April 5, 2018 at 8:00pm / Sanders Theater

A Conversation With Rachael Denhollander, the brave woman who stopped the "greatest sex scandal in sports history"

Harvard University

The Veritas Forum at Harvard College will host Rachael Denhollander for a conversation on institutional justice and personal forgiveness, titled "Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?"

A prominent advocate for abuse survivors, Rachael Denhollander has spurred national conversations about sexual abuse in athletics as well as in evangelical churches. As the first woman to speak publicly and file a criminal report against former USA Gymnastics team doctor and now convicted child molester, Larry Nassar, Denhollander's story has been published in The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her victim impact statement and New York Times op-ed highlight her commitment to justice—even in the face of great personal cost—and to Christian forgiveness.

In a dialogue moderated by Professor Nancy Hill, with time for audience questions, Denhollander will discuss the influence of her religious world view on her conception of justice, her ability to forgive those who do not seem to deserve it, and her understanding of the balance between justice and forgiveness.

Tickets are free and required for admission. They will be available through the Harvard Box Office on beginning on Tuesday, March 27th for Harvard ID holders and Thursday, March 29th for the General Public. Tickets can be obtained at the Box Office in Farkas Hall, online, or over the phone.

Reserve tickets at the Harvard Box Office


Rachael Denhollander

Nancy Hill

Charles Bigelow Professor of Education at Harvard University

Harvard School of Education
Harvard University