American tennis legend and equality advocate Venus Williams will deliver a moderated Q&A Tuesday, April 12, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. The Q&A is part of a series from University of Arkansas’ Distinguished Lectures Committee, a program in the Division of Student Affairs. The event is free and open to the public.
With seven Grand Slam titles, five Wimbledon championships and four Olympic gold medals, tennis champion Venus Williams is arguably one of the most accomplished women in sports history. Off the court, Williams has had successful design ventures including V Starr, a full-service commercial and residential design firm, and trendy lifestyle and activewear brand, EleVen by Venus Williams. Most recently, Venus served as an executive producer on the Oscar-winning biopic King Richard, which detailed the influence her father and coach, Richard Williams, had on her growing up.
Throughout her career, Williams has been an advocate for equality. In 2006, UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization, named her as the first ‘Promoter of Gender Equality.’ Most recently in 2021, she launched an initiative called the #PrivilegeTax to bring attention to wage inequality.
Danyelle Musselman will be the moderator for the discussion. Musselman has an extensive background working in sports broadcasting with years of experience in anchoring, hosting and reporting.
The event will follow the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics policy on items that are not allowed in the lecture venue and can be found on the Arkansas Razorbacks website.
The event is sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee. For questions or for accommodations due to disability, please contact the Office of Student Activities at [email protected] or call 479-575-5255. The Distinguished Lectures Committee is a program in the Division of Student Affairs. Any questions about the event should be directed towards Distinguished Lectures Committee chair Michael Fuhrman at [email protected].
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