Swimmer Riley Gaines will headline Turning Point USA’s (TPUSA) Young Women’s Leadership Summit (YWLS) this summer.
Gaines will appear at TPUSA’s YWLS in Dallas, Texas from June 9 through the 11th.
Other speakers appearing include YouTuber Lauren Chen and TPUSA’s Savannah Hernandez among others.
“When they want you silent, speak louder,” wrote TPUSA in a tweet announcing Gaines’ appearance at the summer summit.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that [Gaines] will be joining us this June in Dallas, TX at the nation’s LARGEST conference for conservative women.”
When they want you silent, speak louder.
We couldn’t be more excited to announce that @Riley_Gaines_ will be joining us this June in Dallas, TX, at the nation’s LARGEST conference for conservative women 🎉
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— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) April 10, 2023
During a speaking event last week on rights of female athletes at a California University held in conjunction with TPUSA, Gaines was assaulted by transgender activists.
“The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU,” wrote Gaines in a Twitter post addressing the assault. “I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man.”
“This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces. Still only further assures me I’m doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder.”
Gaines was escorted to a safe room on campus by police, though it is unclear how long she remained barricaded.
“I’m OK currently, but an hour and a half later, I’m still barricaded in a room with ambushers on the outside yelling and threatening violence,” Gaines told The Post Millennial. “As police escorted me out of the event space to my current location, I was hit, physically, twice by what I presume was a male individual. This only assures me I’m doing the right thing.”
“This is unacceptable at an American college campus, even in San Francisco,” said founder and CEO of Turning Points USA Charlie Kirk. “Pray for Riley Gaines and for our brave students at SFSU.”
Gaines’ agent Eli Bremer reportedly said the swimmer will not back down from the mob following Thursday’s altercation, The Daily Wire reported.
“Instead of a thoughtful discussion tonight at SFSU, Riley was violently accosted, shouted at, physically assaulted, and barricaded in a room by protestors. It is stunning that in America in 2023, it is acceptable for biological male students to violently assault a woman for standing up for women’s rights,” Bremer said in a statement to Fox News. “This will not stop Riley from boldly educating people of the dangers of biological males in women’s sports. She will continue to speak the truth against the radical left that no longer understands the difference between men and women.”
In response to the event, SFSU emailed the following statement addressed to the “SF State Community”:
Today, San Francisco State finds itself again at the center of a national discussion regarding freedom of speech and expression. Let me begin by saying clearly: the trans community is welcome and belongs at San Francisco State University. Further, our community fiercely believes in unity, connection, care and compassion, and we value different ideas, even when they are not our own. SF State is regularly noted as one of the most diverse campuses in the United States—this is what makes us Gators, and this is what makes us great. Diversity promotes critical discussions, new understandings and enriches the academic experience. But we may also find ourselves exposed to divergent views and even views we find personally abhorrent. These encounters have sometimes led to discord, anger, confrontation and fear. We must meet this moment and unite with a shared value of learning.
Thank you to our students who participated peacefully in Thursday evening’s event. It took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space. I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions. I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully. These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core.
This feels difficult because it is difficult. As you reflect, process, and begin to heal, please remember that there are people, resources and services available and ready to receive our Gator community, including faculty, staff members, coaches and mentors who are here to support you.
The statement, which was signed by Jamillah Moore, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, directed readers toward the following campus resources: Equity and Community Inclusion, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Dean of Students Office.
🚨@SFSU sent the following email about the the @Riley_Gaines_ @TPUSA event🚨
“Dear SF State community,
Today, San Francisco State finds itself again at the center of a national discussion regarding freedom of speech and expression. Let me begin by saying clearly: the trans… pic.twitter.com/L6Q9OZkVvU
— David Llamas (@davidllamas_) April 8, 2023