Athletes and Activism

Saturday, February 24 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pat Summitt Room

Athlete activism hast taken center stage in the past year. More than record-breaking performances, unlikely champions, and unforgettable on-field moments, some of the most significant sports conversations of the year have focused on athletes speaking up, taking a knee, and addressing social issues through sports. Increased activism has brought attention to critical issues in the world at large and allowed an open and sometimes heated conversation around athletes, teams, leagues, sponsors, and broadcasters. During this panel, educators, athletes, and social commentators will discuss the role of athletes in impacting our social and political landscape moving forward.

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