Spotlight on JLF!

  • When: June 13, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $100 (Plus Applicable Service Fees)
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Join us for Spotlight on JLF Colorado, a fundraiser for JLF Colorado with journalist Michael Rezendes. The evening will include poetry, dinner, drinks, silent auction, and Michael Rezendes in conversation with KGNU's Maeve Conran.

Four years ago Mark Ruffalo introduced the world to the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal in the film Spotlight by playing Michael Rezendes, who led the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team in an intense and daring investigation. The movie won an Oscar as Best Picture, and we won a juicy interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist himself -- at our very own eTown. And all of you are invited to join in with your investigative questions and meet the man who charged an entire religious disruption.

While you’re getting your journalistic fill, you’ll also be supporting us in bringing the world renowned Jaipur Literature Festival to Colorado this September and helping us to bring even more intrepid truth tellers and gripping conversation to our community. So please join us… and invite your friends for dinner, libations, and rich conversation!

Michael Rezendes

Michael Rezendes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Boston Globe and was played by Mark Ruffalo in the Oscar-winning movie, Spotlight. He is also a co-author of two books Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church, and Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church.  Michael has covered presidential, state and local politics, and was a weekly essayist, roving national correspondent, city hall bureau chief, and the deputy editor for national news. He now works with the Global Investigations Desk of the Associated Press.

Maeve Conran


Maeve Conran is the News Director at KGNU, a community radio station in Boulder and Denver. Originally from Ireland, Conran’s news stories have been broadcast on BBC, Radio France, RTE as well as NPR and many radio stations in the US. Her work has been recognized regionally by the Colorado Broadcasters Association and nationally by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. She is the co host of the monthly radio bookclub, a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore featuring in depth conversations with authors. Maeve is a favorite JLF Colorado Festival moderator!