The Silk Speaker Series at the University of San Francisco

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The University of San Francisco Silk Speaker Series includes key thought leaders on global affairs, the economy, and business.

The Silk Speaker Series is designed to provide learning opportunities and discussions for USF’s students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university.

The Silk Speaker Series Presents Billie Jean King

Date: Tuesday, March 19 at 6–7:15 p.m.
Location: McLaren Conference Center, USF Campus
General Admission: $25 (Sold out)
USF Students, Faculty, Staff (w/ valid ID) | Complimentary (Sold out)

Seating is limited and registration is required for all.

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The Silk Speaker Series is pleased to welcome human rights icon and tennis legend Billie Jean King to the University of San Francisco during Women’s History Month. 

Billie Jean KingNamed one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the co-founder of World Team Tennis, and part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Sparks. She founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association. In August 2006, the National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of her accomplishments on and off the court. In 2017, Fox Searchlight released the critically acclaimed film, Battle of the Sexes, which depicts the cultural and social impact of the groundbreaking match between King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. In 2018 King received a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. King serves on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and is a past member of the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a past member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. 

Join us on campus at the University of San Francisco on Tuesday, March 19 for a conversation with Billie Jean King. Learn more about Billie Jean King »

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