Athletes' Voices: Voting, Political Action, and Involvement


Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


online only

Athletes' Voices Pitch for Change Speaker SeriesVoting, 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.

Opening Remarks:
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

Academic Panel:
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.

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