Waukesha County Technical College welcomes world-class gymnast Aly Raisman on Wednesday, Sept. 15
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Tuesday, July 13, 2021) -- Waukesha County Technical College will welcome renowned gymnast and gold medalist Aly Raisman to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 15, with doors opening at 11 a.m., and Raisman scheduled to speak at noon. The live event will be held in a moderated, question-and-answer format in the Anthony J. Natalizio (AJN) Center in Building S, on the College’s main campus at 800 Main Street, Pewaukee.
Raisman served as the team captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016. At the 2012 Games, she was the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise, and at the 2016 Games, she helped guide the team to gold and earned a silver medal in the All-Around competition.
Raisman uses her platform to promote body positivity, encouraging people to be comfortable in their own skin.
WCTC is committed to bringing thoughtful speakers to the campus, as part of the growing WCTC Speaker Series, to share their inspiring, personal stories and triumphs.
“September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month – a time to focus on bystander intervention and victim empowerment,” said Sherry Simmons, WCTC chief diversity and compliance officer, and member of the College’s speaker series planning committee. “In doing so, WCTC is excited to host Aly Raisman on our campus. She continues to advocate for systematic changes within gymnastics and is focused on efforts to help to eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports. During her courageous fight, Aly and other sexual abuse survivors were awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2018.”
Cost for the event, which includes a light lunch, is $45 for community members, and registration is required. Raisman’s best-selling memoir, "Fierce," in which she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse, will be available for purchase (supplies are limited).
Registration is required and opens on Monday, July 26. For more information, visit www.wctc.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=583
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.