YSU Skeggs Lecture: Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly

February 15
7:00 PM

Tickets for this event are free but required for entrance.


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YSU Skeggs Lecture: Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly

Distinguished public servants and models of strength and dedication, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly reveal how courage, optimism and hope can help you triumph over the most daunting adversities.

A retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, and a former state legislator and U.S. Congresswoman, Mark and Gabby represent the very essence of American service and heroism. Ever since an assassination attempt severely wounded Gabby in 2011, the couple has inspired the world with their story of hope and courage in the wake of tragedy, serving as a symbol for the possibility of second chances.

Gabby and Mark radiate warmth and unity as they bring audiences inside their moving journey and share inspiration for summoning courage through tough times and on the path to new goals. They leave you with a new appreciation for the tenacity of those who refuse to be defeated, and the motivation to face and overcome any challenge with passion, bravery and your very best.


For most events, the exterior doors will open one hour prior to the scheduled event start time.
The Elevator is located in the south west corner just inside the ADA / Garden Entrance on the left.
Restrooms may be found on all levels. Accessible (ADA) restrooms may be found off of the ground floor (Ballroom) lobby & across from the elevator on the balcony/third level.