Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)

Tuesday, February 27 at 6PM CST

UWM Union Wisconsin Room – 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, 2nd Floor

An Evening with Jessamyn Stanley: Be the Disruption

Jessamyn Stanley is an award winning yoga instructor, founder of The Underbelly, and author of Every Body Yoga and Yoke. She empowers her audience of 500k+ to break down barriers: both those that society has set and that they have set for themselves.

Jessamyn’s work in the wellness space centers around being in community and creating space for students to restore and honor their authentic selves. Regarded as a leading voice on intersectional identity and 21st-century yoga, Jessamyn has won many awards for her social influence and unique approach to yoga. With an articulate message of representation and visibility, Jessamyn also speaks across the country, advocating for body acceptance, female empowerment, as well as Black and LGBTQ inclusion.

Jessamyn has been featured in many media outlets including the New York Times, Good Morning AmericaTeen VogueCosmopolitanMarie ClaireAllureBuzzfeedShapeOut MagazineNew York MagazineThe Guardian, and Forbes. She broke boundaries for plus size bodies with her January 2022 cover of SELF.  She can currently be seen in Gatorade Fit’s new campaign alongside other athletes Sydney McLaughlin and Cody Rigsby and is an ongoing Adidas ambassador.

Sponsored by Student Involvement, in partnership with UWM Student Health and Wellness, the UWM Women’s Resource Center, the UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center, University Recreation, UWM Dept. of Kinesiology, UWM Sport and Rec, UWM African Diaspora Council, and CHAARG.

Boswell Book Company will be at the event selling copies of Jessamyn’s books. Jessamyn will sign books after her talk.

Tickets are required for this event and are available for purchase online HERE. UWM Students and Campus Community are FREE; General Public tickets are $5.

A sign language interpreter will be provided.

For more information, call UWM Student Involvement: 414-229-5780 email activities@uwm.edu

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