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Igniting DEI: An Evening with Misty Copeland

October 20, 2022
6 p.m.
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Loyola Marymount University is honored to convene Silicon Beach and Los Angeles Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leaders for a private VIP reception with Misty Copeland for refreshments, interactive Q & A, and photos, followed by Misty’s inspiring public performance at 8 p.m. Seating is limited, so register today.

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About Misty

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland has been a major star in American cultural life for much of the last decade.  Her rise has been inspirational, but also a feat that not even the ballerina herself had ever expected. At 13, when she discovered ballet Misty was living in a motel room, with her single mom and five siblings. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer.  As principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, she became the first Black woman to achieve that position in the company’s 75-year history.  She is the defining ballerina of this era, who is not only one of the finest dancers in the country, but someone who has captured the imagination of a generation that demands equity and diversity in all areas of their lives. Her talk will be a triumphant homecoming for this barrier-breaker, who was raised in San Pedro.

About the Hosts

LMU’s Office of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives is partnering with Silicon Beach and Los Angeles area companies to create the world we want to live in.  At LMU, we educate, create, and empower in Los Angeles, the global epicenter of innovation. We are a top-ranked national university where students excel, scholars thrive, and world-changing ideas ignite. We harness our curiosity and creativity to understand our world, pursue knowledge, and lead for the common good with partners like you. 

LMU’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion actively cultivates an anti-racist institutional climate that supports inclusive excellence and fights systemic oppression. We lead and support LMU in the promotion of these values as intrinsic to our university mission: the encouragement of learning; the education of the whole person; and the service of faith and promotion of justice. We look forward to collaborating with Los Angeles area companies and organizations in advancing this work.