Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Engage in Race & Sports Town Hall Nov. 14

Poster for Event;  Text: Race and Sports Town Hall.  Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  4 – 6 p.m.  |  Mesa Arts Center  | 1 E Main St, Mesa reception immediately following. with special guest 2016 Architect of Change honoree Stephen M. Ross, Chairman, The Related Companies Principal Owner, Miami Dolphins Founder, RISE  (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality). Conversation and Panel Discussion facilitated by Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics Athletic Director Arizona State University.  Description of event: 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.  csrd.asu.edu join the conversation. #ImpactAZ. Free and Open to the Public. Register now csrd.asu.edu/TownHall or call 602-496-1376.  Event sponsor logos: Maricopa Community Colleges, RISE and ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

Take part in an engaging discussion about race and racism through the lens of sports with students, prominent sports figures, academic experts and community leaders during a special town hall-- Race and Sports, Monday, Nov. 14.

The event will include a facilitated conversation, panel discussion and audience Q&A followed by a reception.

Free and open to the public.

Learn more and register for the event by visiting csrd.asu.edu/TownHall 

Race and Sports Town Hall  
Mon., Nov.14, 2016
4-6 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Presented by the Maricopa Community Colleges, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) and Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy.

Engage in the dialogue now online: #ImpactAZ