Seattle University, Campion Ballroom Capitol Hill
Tues Feb 26, 6–9 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Thanks to the work of former Stranger writer and current KUOW journalist Sydney Brownstone, several local men have been held accountable for sexually assaulting people. She broke the story about porn scammer and sex offender Matt Hickey, she raised up the voices of former mayor Ed Murray's accusers when few were doing so, and she exposed the multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault against David Meinert. Those are just a few of her major stories on this beat, and she did a lot of that work before Ronan Farrow reported out the rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, which helped to reignite the #MeToo movement. In this way, she's specially positioned to join Seattle University journalism professor Sonora Jha for a conversation about how her work and the work of others is changing—and, unfortunately, not changing—the culture, and to offer some guidance about how to write these stories responsibly.
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA