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Netflix "The Keepers" Survivor Teresa Lancaster to Speak at School of Law October 18

Students Supporting the Women's Law Center and the Women's Bar Association are honored to host Teresa Lancaster, an '02 Maryland Law alum and abuse survivor featured in Netflix's The Keepers, for questions and conversation. A bright, ambitious student upon entering Archbishop Keough High School in 1968, Ms. Lancaster and dozens of other women graduated from Keough traumatized by the sexual violence perpetrated by guidance counselor Father Joseph Maskell and his religious and police associates.

Date and Time

Wed, October 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of La

Ceremonial Moot Courtroom

500 W. Baltimore St.

Ms. Lancaster and another survivor, Jean Hargadon Wehner, came forward in 1994 to hold Maskell responsible. Their trailblazing suit, which predated the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigation into the mass epidemic of child abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic Church, failed to advance because of Maryland's statute of limitations for child abuse, but Ms. Lancaster has worked towards justice for survivors ever since. She went back to school to earn a BA in Social Work from UMBC and a JD from this law school in 2002, and currently works in her solo practice and for the Suder Law Firm on Archbishop Keough abuse cases.

A reception with light refreshments will follow. This program is free, but reservations are encouraged.

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