Jemele Hill: Sports, Politics, and Making Democracy Work

Our Annual Luncheon & Talk Back on Saturday afternoon, April 21st, featuring keynote speaker Jemele Hill, the chief correspondent and senior columnist at ESPN’s The Undefeated, the premier platform for exploring the intersection of sports and culture. Enjoy delicious food in the beautiful ballroom of the St. Pete Yacht Club and hear answers to audience questions following her talk. 

This event is open to the public, so we encourage you to invite guests. Advance reservations and payment are required. Registration for the Luncheon is closed; however, Talk Back only registration is open until Friday, April 20th.

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Jemele Hill

Sports, Politics, & Making Democracy Work!

Luncheon & Talk Back is at the St. Pete Yacht Club on 11 Central Ave in St Pete, 33701: Noon-1:30PM.

The Sponsor and Supporter Meet and Greet is at 11:30AM.


Self-parking at the Yacht Club garage is $7.00, payable when entering the garage. There is metered parking available on the street and at the nearby South Core Parking Garage. The entrance to the garage is at 101 First Ave. S and is $3.00, payable when entering the garage.

UPDATE: Were you looking for the Talk Back or Cocktail Benefit?  

Ms. Hill has a scheduling conflict, and we have had to make some adjustments.  On 4/21 we will now host one event – a Luncheon, from 12-1:30pm; the program will be enhanced to include remarks by Jemele Hill and the Talk Back, a community conversation about using your voice to engage in democracy.  Open to all. Membership is not required.  Please contact Julia Sharp for more info and join us for this one super event.  Register here.


Sponsorship Opportunities:  Contact Julie Kessel, MD, President of the League of Women Voters of the St Pete Area 813-351-0518;  All of the proceeds raised will support local League activities. Gold Circle sponsors offer a $2500 contribution; Silver Circle sponsors offer $1000; and Bronze Circle sponsors offer $500.

Gold Circle sponsors will receive 8 tickets, a Meet and Greet with Ms. Hill, and event and digital recognition.  Silver sponsors will receive 4 tickets, a photo opportunity, and event and digital recognition.  Bronze sponsors will receive 2 tickets, and event and digital recognition.