The controversies around Colin Kaepernick and widespread protests in the NFL have brought to the surface ever-present tensions, often ignored or glossed over, about the role race and identity play in sports. We’ll examine those tensions and how to build on them with Kevin Merida, the founder of The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform for discussions of race, sports, and culture; Tanisha Wright, a 12-year WNBA veteran, now an assistant coach at the University of Charlotte, who led her New York Liberty teammates in activism supporting the Black Lives Matter movement; and John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, who was outspoken after the death of Freddie Gray and the recent NFL protests.
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*Richard Lapchick, who was previously scheduled to appear, is no longer able to participate. We apologize for any inconvenience.