Tuesday, December 07, 2021
As part of the WCTC Speaker Series, WCTC will host renowned gymnast and gold medalist Aly Raisman on Tuesday, December 7, with doors opening at 11 a.m., for a moderated question-and-answer session that begins at noon.
Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016, is the second-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 two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back teams in more than 15 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 promote positive body image and encourages 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. Inspired by an army of survivors, Raisman continues her advocacy for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics and efforts to help to eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports.
Cost of the event is $45 and will include lunch. Current WCTC students, faculty and staff are FREE.