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SUMMIT Signature Speaker Series Presents: Stacey Abrams

In this SUMMIT Signature Series talk author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader, Stacey Abrams will discuss her book "Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change."

Pick up your ticket and take a stroll around the campus or grab a bite to eat at Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall or Mollies’ Grille (located in the lower level of the Alston Campus Center). Both friendly, comfortable locations are perfect for meeting friends before the event. Find our more here.  Large bags and food and drink are NOT allowed in the auditorium.  Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presser Hall, PR-Gaines Chapel
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience


Center for Global Learning
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Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa Fay Greene left a positive review 9/10/2019

One of the best political speakers I've ever heard. She connected fantastically with the students; they were so inspired by her. So was I.

Phoenicia Battle

Phoenicia Battle left a positive review 9/10/2019

One of the inspirational events I have ever attended at ASC

Tracey Laird

Tracey Laird left a positive review 9/10/2019

Very inspiring to hear someone speak about politics and democracy as listening to competing ideas and acting on what you as an individual believe is right. I always believed this to be the case, but it seems a fundamental insight we have lost in these days of politics as a team sport fueled by feelings and not critical thinking. Thank you Stacey Abrahms!

Laquita Blockson

Laquita Blockson left a positive review 9/10/2019

Stacey Abrams provided an enlightening talk about how effective leaders do not always hold titles or lofty positions. She also stressed the importance of learning how to embrace failure.

Bridget Carter

Bridget Carter left a positive review 9/10/2019

What an amazing event! Stacey Abrams is so inspiring and I learned so much of what a leader can be and how I can be a leader myself.

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Leah Owenby left a positive review 9/10/2019

A beautiful event! Very empowering for the students and the community and the livestream was a wonderful way for folks to tune in who couldn't get tickets. Special Events handled it like a well-oiled machine, they're amazing, give them all raises

Leah Crider

Leah Crider left a positive review 9/10/2019

Stacey Abrams was so inspirational, and made me want to work even harder to achieve my goals. She speaks on behalf of women everywhere, especially women of color, which means a lot to me. Being Latina in such a judgmental and harsh world can be hard. However, people like Stacey Abrams, who strives to bring change within a community where the majority are not heard is so fantastic. I really really enjoyed listening to her and what she had to say. I am not the kind of person who has a long attention span and typically I get bored when people are lecturing or just talking to me for a long period of time. However, Stacey Abrams had a way of holding my attention the 2 hours she spoke, and I have to say I feel like I have learned a lot from her, and her experiences, and even failures. Instead, of beating up on myself when I make a mistake, or fail at something I will keep my head up and see it as a teaching opportunity for what I can do better next time. I'd love to see her again at Agnes Scott sometime.

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones left a positive review 9/10/2019

Stacey Abrams was excellent

Christine Cozzens

Christine Cozzens left a positive review 9/10/2019

Fantastic event! I was especially proud of the great questions from first-years. Thanks to all who made it happen!

Morgan Barnett

Morgan Barnett left a positive review 9/10/2019

Stacey Abrams was such an engaging and inspiring speaker. I feel like I learned so much from her and would be overjoyed to hear her speak again!