Join us for this special conversation as we bring in speakers from across the country to share their feelings, hopes and ideas to making substantive change. We all know that there is a long way to go, and long after the marches and protests have ended, the real work will need to continue.

If you would like to recommend other participants, please email Roy Kessel at so that we can invite them to participate.

We will continue to update the list below as we receive confirmations.

Full schedule and details will be released on June 26, 2020

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS (as of June 15, 2020)

Listed Alphabetically

Executive Coach

RAJR-Win By Design

Founder, BrEpic

Longtime Sports Editor

Program Officer

Sports Diplomacy Division

U.S. Department of State

Executive Director

Institute for Study of Sport, Society and Social Change,

San Jose State University

Executive Director

Center for Athletes' Rights and Equity


NFL Player Ambassador,

Founder, Chris Draft Family Foundation

Associate Vice President

Director of Athletics,

Northern Illinois University


Sports Lawyers Association

Community Relations Manager

Baltimore Ravens

Jackson Credit Repair,

Former NFL WR, Denver Broncos

Founder, Sports Philanthropy Network

Former NFL Player, Minnesota Vikings

Michelle Mays


Champions for Philanthropy

Fred Mitchell

Chicago Blackhawks, DePaul University, longtime sportwriter for Chicago Tribune

Bridget Niland

Director, Project Play,
Western New York

Alycia Powell


Champions for Philanthropy

Former NFL Player, Past President NFL Retired Players Chicago

Associate Director of Development, University of Illinois,

All-Time Leading Scorer, University of Illinois,

European Champion with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Cecilia Townes

Founder, GladiatHers

Gemara Williams

Former NFL player, New England Patriots

Attorney, Author, Speaker

Founder, Dedication to Community

*participants subject to change without notice