Delta Gamma LSU to Host Aly Raisman for Talk on April 11
BATON ROUGE – Aly Raisman, Olympic gold medalist, sexual abuse survivor and activist, will speak on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or PMAC.
The Gamma Zeta chapter of Delta Gamma will host the event for its biennial Lectureship in Values and Ethics. Admission is free and open to the public.
Raisman, a Massachusetts native, will discuss the values and ethics she follows as a gymnast, athlete and activist through a moderated question and answer session facilitated by Chad Sabadie, morning anchor on NBC 33-Baton Rouge.
Raisman is the two-time team captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams in 2012 and 2016. The most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Games and first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise, she stole the hearts of millions during her silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games. Raisman is the second most decorated American gymnast of all-time with six total Olympic medals and one of two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams in more than 15 years.
A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourage everyone to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. In her New York Times best-selling memoir – “Fierce” – she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Raisman continues to share her story to help advocate for sexual abuse survivors and push for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics.
In 1992, Paul Martin established the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics to honor his wife Dorothy Garrett Martin (Dotty), Eta-Akron, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The goal of the lectureships is “to establish a venue on college campuses where values and ethics could be discussed in an open format.”
The Delta Gamma Foundation has great pride in sponsoring this unique program, which is a prime example of its mission to “[provide] resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members.” Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics is a program only 20 out of 150 Delta Gamma chapters across the Fraternity have the privilege to host. Gamma Zeta’s Lectureship program was established at LSU in 2008.
Gamma Zeta’s past lectureship speakers included Gabrielle Union, actress and sexual assault survivor; Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor and breast cancer survivor; Aron Ralston, best-selling author and inspiration for the five-time Academy Award nominated film “127 Hours”; and Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford.
The event will be free, and seating is first come, first serve. The PMAC is located on N. Stadium Road in Baton Rouge, next to Tiger Stadium and the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
About Delta Gamma LSU
Delta Gamma was established at LSU in 1947 and since that time has focused on carrying out the fraternity’s mission “to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character.”
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