[Auburn University] NASA Astronaut and Alabama Native Jemison to Speak on Importance of Inclusion


By Vicky Santos

February 1, 2016

SOURCE: Auburn University

Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, will deliver the Extraordinary Women Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Jemison’s talk, “On Fear, Audacity, and the Importance of Inclusion,” the sixth in a lecture series presented by the Women’s Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts, is a collaborative effort among many university constituents.

Institute Executive Director Barbara Baker said the institute decided to bring Jemison as part of its shared efforts with University Outreach and the newly formed Tuskegee Auburn Women’s Leadership Alliance. The two units will co-sponsor the outreach symposium scheduled for Feb. 15-17, with the Mae Jemison Lecture as the keynote event.

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