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Award-winning journalist, author Moore-Emmett to address polygamy

Author and award-winning journalist Andrea Moore-Emmett presents at 7 p.m., March 27 in Derryberry Auditorium.

Moore-Emmett is the author of “God’s Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18 Women Who Escaped,” as well as several articles on polygamy, and was the researcher for A&E’s documentary, “Inside Polygamy,” which aired on BBC.

She will present on these topics and will discuss the history of polygamy in America.

Moore-Emmett has served as Utah National Organization for Women president and on a Salt Lake City mayor’s commission. She has received five awards from the Utah Headliner’s Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, including the Don Baker Investigative Journalism Award.

She has also received a Women in Communications Leading Changes Award and the Leadership Council on Abuse and Interpersonal Violence and the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma 2008 Award for Distinguished Service and Excellence in Journalism.

The event is free and open to the public, no tickets necessary, and is co-sponsored by Center Stage and Tech’s Women’s Center.