Voting, Political Action, and Involvement:
Locally, Nationally, Globally - Athletes Influencing the Vote
The webinar will address the role of athletes in driving social change at the ballot box, examine central Florida as a case study for voter suppression, and explore how dialogue and action can effectively advance beyond Election Day. Our diverse panelists will provide historical perspective, real-time insight, and practical suggestions for social advocacy in the current political climate.
Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Athlete and Activist Round Table:
Anquan Boldin, Retired NFL Player and 2012 Superbowl Champion
Thaddeus Bullard, aka WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil
Desmond Meade, President and Executive Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)
Margaret “Midge” Purce, Soccer Player for Sky Blue FC; Member of 2019 US Women's National Team
Alex Keyssar, Matthew Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Franita Tolson, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Moderator: Pastor Mike McBride Public Health and Anti-Gun Violence Activist
The Athletes' Voices Speaker Series brings together athletes, academics, activists, and philanthropists for a series of conversations focused on the most critical issues of 2020-2021.
Registration required- please visit our Eventbrite page for further details and to register.