Throughout American history, the power of sports has offered an opportunity for people to confront ideas and situations from which they would otherwise segregate themselves. “Sports is the closest thing the United States has to a national language” and in sports, there is a space that creates a common basis for people from all walks of life to have discussions about national issues. Every individual has a stake in understanding racism and how it operates in our society.¹ It is vital for us to engage in a bold and sustainable dialogue about race, justice and democracy that produces changes in our thoughts, behaviors, laws and policies.
Join us for this important Town Hall that will bring together students at all levels, prominent sports figures, academic experts, community leaders, and interested citizens for a dynamic and productive discussion about race and racism through the lens of sports, that will encourage critical thinking and positive change.
Facilitated conversation, panel discussion and audience Q&A | Reception immediately follows
More details to come!
special guest, CSRD's 2016 Architect of Change honoree
Stephen M. Ross
Chairman, The Related Companies
Conversation and Panel Discussion facilitated by
Vice President for University Athletics
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative
Captain and Public Information Officer
More panelists to come!
¹ Jhally, Sut and Earp, Jeremy (Producers). (March 2014). Race, Power, and American Sports [Documentary]. United States: MEF Digital.