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Allen P. Kirby Lecture Series and Family Business Alliance Hosts Activist, Artist and Author Mary Fisher Tonight

Mary Fisher, activist,author and artist, will speak on “Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good” at the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship tonight. The lecture will be in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-lecture reception for Fisher will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:20. The event is free and open to the public.

Fisher is a global leader in the arena of social change. Diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and with breast cancer in 2012, Fisher is an outspoken advocate. She delivered a keynote address at the 1992 Republican National Convention that is ranked among “the best 100 American speeches of the 20th century” by Oxford University Press. Her early experience, first in public and commercial broadcast media, then in high-profile positions, equipped her to urge transformation in health care, revise perceptions and responses to AIDS, and enable women’s global empowerment. 

She is the author of six books, including her current best-selling memoir, Messenger, and is launching the latest expression of her creative philosophy, The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, which will be sold at the lecture. There is a book signing following her address.