Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber to be guest speaker at Power of the Purse event in April

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Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber will be the special guest speaker at the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault’s Power of the Purse event in April.

Power of the Purse is the group’s biggest fundraising event of the year and it takes place April 27. This year it takes place at the home of Divisha Jaydev Patel in Bakersfield starting at 5:30 p.m.

Wieber was a member of the gold medal-winning “Fierce Five” at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and is currently an assistant coach for UCLA’s gymnastics team.

The Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault notes Wieber’s “courage to speak out as a survivor has empowered others to find their voice and demand justice.”

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