Gold Medalist, Aly Raisman + Animal Guy Jeff Corwin Coming To Buffalo
Every year, Buffalo hosts Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo. It is an awesome series that UB puts on that is not only for University at Buffalo students but also for the public.
Over the years they have had some huge names come through including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hillary Clinton. Take a look at who is coming now!
For 2021, there are 3 Distinguished Speakers Series speakers left on this year's schedule: Aly Raisman, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Jeff Corwin.
Aly Raisman was team captain of the gold medal-winning Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016 AND is the third most decorated American gymnast in the HISTORY of the sport. She is in the midst of the on-going saga after United States gymnastics coach Larry Nassar abused athletes within the organization. Nassar was first accused years ago, but many athletes, including Raisman were not happy with the way that the governing organizations handled the investigation. Aly, along with others, called for an independent investigation into the FBI and USA Gymnastics on how they handled the sexual abuse allegations. Even with the situation surrounding her, she is coming to University at Buffalo to give a speech "to help normalize the conversation around mental health, encourage positive body image and promote the importance of self-care", in support of her memoir, "Fierce".
There are 3 speakers left in the Series, which goes through April of 2022 and you can read about them below! Tickets are on sale now and you can attend, even if you are not a student. You can purchase your tickets for the UB Distinguished Speaker Series here.