Who is stoked about Megan Rapinoe’s Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake tonight? I know I am. Rapinoe is not only one of the world’s most important sports figures, she’s appropriately leveraged her platform as an advocate for equality and to elevate the beautiful game.
US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) co-captain Megan Rapinoe will be interviewed in a moderated question and answer session for the 41st installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 in the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. and is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
The highly decorated two-time World Cup Champion and Olympic gold medalist is not only a successful women’s soccer player, but an outspoken advocate for equality. She has focused her efforts publicly on women’s rights, equal pay, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and refugee rights.
Rapinoe is a fan favorite and one of the team’s most technical players. A vocal leader on and off the pitch, Megan helped lead the USWNT to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Championship scoring some of the biggest goals of the tournament. She took home the tournament’s two top honors: the Golden Boot for top scorer, and the Golden Ball for the best player in the tournament.
Rapinoe and her twin sister Rachel started the company Rapinoe SC, a soccer and performance training and lifestyle apparel business. The mission of their brand is to help people of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential and Be Your Best You, both on and off the field. Additional, Megan co-founded with teammates Re-Inc., a purposeful lifestyle brand.
Please note the following details regarding this lecture:
The doors to The Knapp Center will open at 5 p.m., and the moderated Q&A lecture will begin at 7 p.m.
The lecture will last approximately one hour to an hour and a half, and there will be no greeting period after the lecture is finished.
There will be reserved handicap seating on the floor of The Knapp Center. The elevator is located on the southeast corner of The Knapp Center, just inside the south entrance doors. There will also be an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at the lecture.