“Athlete A” Panel Discussion


Athlete A Film Panel Discussion on April 27

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Picture Motion are pleased to present a panel discussion and in-depth conversation about Athlete A, a powerful documentary focused on the gymnasts who survived USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse and the reporters who exposed USAG’s toxic culture.

At the April 27 event, we will discuss the complex topics highlighted in the film, including power and privilege, the cultural and institutional change needed to end abuse in sports, and empowering survivors to tell their stories.


Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom. Link provided upon registration.
Cost: Free. Registration is required.



  • Moderator: Shanell Gist, Advocacy Manager, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Moderator: Joshua Hill, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Caitlin Burke, Interim Prevention Director, OAESV (see bio)
  • LeShun “Ship” Collins, Former Head Boys/Girls Basketball Coach, Orange City Schools (see bio)
  • Constance Conner, Dean of Engagement, Urban Community Schools (see bio)


How to Join this Event

STEP 1: Click here to register to attend the panel discussion. A Zoom link for the discussion will be sent to your email address upon registration.

STEP 2: Watch Athlete A on Netflix before the event. A Netflix subscription is required to watch the film. Don’t have Netflix? You are still welcome to participate in the April 27 discussion.

STEP 3: Join us for an in-depth conversation about the film on April 27.


Questions? Please contact educationoutreach@clevelandrcc.org.


About the film:

Athlete A  follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star  as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics, one of the nation’s most prominent Olympic organizations. Two years later, an Olympic doctor is behind bars, the US Congress is demanding answers and hundreds of survivors are speaking out. Equal parts devastating and inspiring, the film reveals the culture of cruelty that was allowed to thrive within elite-level gymnastics, the attorney fighting the institutions, and most importantly, the brave athletes who refuse to be silenced, fought the system and triumphed.