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Tuesday, August 4 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A Conversation with Content Creators: Sports & Activism

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The platforms of athletic competition are typically recognized as even playing fields, where outcomes are determined by effort and rewards are earned through merit. For African Americans, the road to fairness in sports has been a meandering journey, and for many who persevere, a deeper calling often leads to an even greater struggle.

How can the African American athlete utilize the prominence of their sport to advance the cause of their people? How can storytellers employ the power of media to highlight the emergence and advocacy of African American athletes who contribute their voices and influence to causes of activism?

A Conversation with Content Creators: Sports & Activism will be a discussion with a few content creators and providers who have illuminated the growing numbers of athlete activists in film and television programs.

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Rob Hardy

Director, "All American"
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Jamal Henderson

President, Springhill Entertainment
Jamal Henderson is the President of SpringHill Entertainment. In his role, Henderson oversees the development and production of original content for television and film. Since joining in 2015, Hendersonhas successfully led the charge in setting up films Space Jam (Warner Bros.) and... Read More →
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Kyle Bowser

NAACP Hollywood Bureau
For nearly three decades, Kyle Bowser has worked as an entertainment industry executive.His experience spans theareas of film, television, music, theater, radio, and new media. Thisvocational variety has provided him with unique insight into the intersecting parameters of thearts... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
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