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Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee to speak at Intercultural Center TODAY


Adam Koenig

March 10, 2021

Jackie Joyner-KerseeOlympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will return to Carthage for a fireside chat with Roger Moreano, Carthage’s director of equity and inclusion, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Intercultural Center for Equity, Advocacy, and Engagement.

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Ms. Joyner-Kersee spoke at Carthage’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, focusing on the theme of “Moving From Spirit to Action.” During the virtual March 10 session, Ms. Joyner-Kersee will check-in on the Red Bracelet Project’s progress and answer student questions. Immediately following the Q&A session, students will be able to have small group discussions about moving from spirit to action — conversations about the challenges and opportunities for becoming change agents in the world.

More about Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Having been named by Sports Illustrated as the “Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century,” Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s athletic credentials are unquestionably among the best ever in all of sports. A six-time Olympic medalist, including three Olympic gold medals, Ms. Joyner-Kersee dominated the Olympic heptathlon and long jump events throughout her career and still holds the World Heptathlon Record she set over 30 years ago at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. Ms. Joyner-Kersee has defined her post-athletic career as a philanthropist, a dynamic public speaker, and a tireless advocate for children’s education, racial equality, social reform, and women’s rights.


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