Type: Public event

Out Week keynote: Fireside chat with Chasten Buttigieg


Chasten Buttigieg

Date & time

Sep 29, 2023, 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium
701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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The Ford School is proud to support a student-led initiative concluding this year’s Out Week, hosted by Out For Business: a fireside chat with Chasten Buttigieg - author, teacher, education enthusiast, LGBTQ+ rights advocate, and husband of Secretary of Transportation and previous presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

After leaving the 2020 campaign trail, Chasten Buttigieg published his first book, I Have Something to Tell You. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a young gay man in rural Northern Michigan.

In conversation with Emma Jabour (MPP/MBA '24), this discussion will focus on the intersections of identity and allyship, particularly in social and professional contexts.

The event is free and open to the Michigan Ross, Ford School, and broader U-M communities. Mcards will be required for entry.

How to attend

The in-person event is free and open to the U-M community. Mcards will be required for entry. Register as a "first time user" through the Ross School registration system.

The livestream is free and open to the public. 


This event is hosted by Out for Business, with support from the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Michigan Ross, Out in Public, and the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.