ESPN’s Jemele Hill to headline League of Women Voters luncheon
Jemele Hill - Photo via The Associated Press

Jemele Hill - Photo via The Associated Press

ESPN’s Jemele Hill will be in St. Petersburg Saturday to give a talk and field questions at a League of Women Voters event.

The chief correspondent and senior columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated will offer her thoughts on the role that celebrity brings to public service and how she has used her platform for that purpose.

The League’s release said Hill will also talk “sports, race, gender, politics and making democracy work.”

“It’s important to reinforce that having a voice in our democracy is a basic right guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of income, race, gender, or profession. I’m thrilled to exchange and share ideas with the thought leaders and activists in St. Pete, who have led the way in having these important conversations about inclusive voices” Hill said in a press release.

Also listed on the event agenda for the “Annual Luncheon and Community Conversation” are the organizers for the St. Pete area March for our Lives, student-athletes from Pinellas County schools and thought leaders from the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and St. Pete College.

The event will run from noon to 1:30 pm in the ballroom of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

The luncheon follows the St. Pete League’s annual business meeting.

The luncheon flyer is below.

LWV invitation

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