Tickets now available for Spring Convocation featuring Ashley Judd on April 13

Judd will visit Elon as part of Elon University's 2022-23 Speaker Series.

Tickets are now available for Elon University’s Spring Convocation featuring Ashley Judd scheduled for Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym.

Actress and activist Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd will be the featured speaker at Elon University’s 2022 Fall Convocation

During her visit to Elon, Judd will deliver remarks under the theme of “Mental Health: What we do not transform in ourselves, we will transfer to others.”  Her talk is part of the university’s 2022-23 Speaker Series that carries the theme of “Living Well in a Changing World.” Judd was originally scheduled to speak at Elon in the fall, but the event was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.

A star of box office hits and independent films including “Where the Heart Is,” “Simon Birch” and “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” Ashley Judd is one of the most vocal and influential figures of the #MeToo movement.

Judd was named to TIME’s 2017 “Person of the Year” as one of the silence-breakers and change-makers who helped shift the culture and conversation around sexual abuse and harassment. Having experienced firsthand the connection between poverty, illness and gender inequality, Judd speaks on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

A feminist and social justice advocate, Judd has been working internationally with NGOs, grassroots organizations, governments and supranational bodies since 2004. She has traveled the world to do public health work on many fronts, including maternal health, child survival, human rights, family planning, STD and HIV prevention, and malaria prevention and treatment.

Her book, “All That is Bitter and Sweet,” details her visits to grassroots programs in 13 countries and was a New York Times bestseller. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Judd earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2010. She currently serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency; is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International; and is chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom.

Admission is $15 or is free with an Elon ID. For ticket information, call (336) 278-5610 or visit