Aly Raisman, Olympic gymnast who captained the US team to victory in 2012 and 2016, visits the University at Albany on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Raisman is one of the most decorated American gymnasts of all time. She’s also an influential advocate of positive body image, a hero of the #metoo movement, and an outspoken critic of the prevailing culture in American gymnastics organizations.
Her new book is Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything (2017), an inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and having a positive outlook even in the toughest times. A New York Times bestseller, Fierce was also named an Entertainment Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2017.
Billie Jean King said, “Aly Raisman is fierce in every sense of the word. Her story is one of persistence, hardship, triumph and leadership and Fierce is both inspiring and illuminating.”
Conversation — 7:30 p.m., SEFCU Arena, University at Albany Uptown Campus
Sponsored by the UAlbany Foundation, Student Association, Division of Student Affairs, Alumni Association, and University Auxiliary Services in partnership with the NYS Writers Institute.