Race and Sports: A Town Hall

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. 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.

Speakers:

Special guest "2016 CSRD Architect of Change" honoree:
Stephen M. Ross
:  principal owner, Miami Dolphins; founder, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality

Coversation and panel discussion facilitated by:
Ray Anderson: vice president of University Athletics and athletic director, ASU

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://csrd.asu.edu/TownHall

 

Contact: 
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Email: 
Phone: 
602-496-1376
Location: 
Mesa Arts Center
Campus: 
Off campus
Price: 
Free