Our 2016 Lectureship Speaker is...

For immediate release
April 12, 2016

American actress and activist Gabrielle Union to speak at LSU in April

BATON ROUGE, La., Tuesday, April 12, 2016- Gabrielle Union, actress and advocate for sexual assault survivors, will speak Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Louisiana State University Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC).

The Gamma Zeta chapter of Delta Gamma will host the event for its biennial Lectureship in Values and Ethics. Admission is free and open to the public.

Union will discuss the values and ethics she follows in her life as an actress and activist through a moderated question and answer session facilitated by Chad Sabadie, morning anchor on NBC 33-Baton Rouge. A press conference for the media will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the PMAC.

Union is the star of BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” which aired its second season in 2015. Union also recently appeared in the films “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too” and “Top Five.”

She is also an Ambassador for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and Susan G Komen and has held sexual violence awareness discussions for the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA. Union also helped found a program called “A Step for Success,” which helps raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles.

In 1992, Dr. Paul Martin established the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics to honor his wife Dorothy Garrett Martin (Dotty), Eta-Akron in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The goal of the lectureships was “to establish a venue on college campuses where values and ethics could be discussed in an open format.”

Delta Gamma Foundation has great pride in sponsoring this unique program, which is a prime example of its mission to “[provide] resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members.” Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics is a program only 19 out of 148 Delta Gamma chapters across the Fraternity have the privilege to host. Gamma Zeta’s Lectureship program was established at Louisiana State University in 2008.

Gamma Zeta’s past Lectureship speakers include Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor and breast cancer survivor; Aron Ralston, best-selling author and inspiration for the five-time Academy Award nominated film “127 Hours”; and Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford.

The event will be free, and seating is first come, first serve. The PMAC is located on N Stadium Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, next to Tiger Stadium and the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. 

About Delta Gamma LSU: Delta Gamma was established at LSU in 1947 and since that time has focused on carrying out the Fraternity’s mission "to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character."



Marissa Torres
Delta Gamma
Director of Public Relations