Date(s) - 11/08/2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Pitt Program Council for “A Conversation with Aly Raisman” on Monday, November 8th at 8:30 pm in the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union.
Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal winning Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016, is the third most decorated American gymnast of all-time. The most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Games, Raisman captured the hearts of millions as she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise. One of only three U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back teams in more than 20 years, she helped guide the team to gold and landed a silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games.
A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to help normalize the conversation around mental health, encourage positive body image and promote the importance of self-care. In her New York Times best-selling memoir, Fierce, she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Inspired by an army of survivors, Raisman continues to advocate for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics and the eradication of sexual abuse.
The event will include a 45-minute moderated Q&A and a 15-minute audience Q&A at the end. Tickets are free and can be picked up in the Pitt Program Council office located in the William Pitt Union Room (M-30). There are 500 tickets available.
There is a Zoom option for this event for those who are uncomfortable with attending in person. The link can be found here.
***Trigger Warning: Q&A may contain questions that reference sexual assault, sexual abuse and body image issues. ***
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