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.



ALL TIMES LISTED IN CENTRAL TIME **subject to change without notice

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10:00 a.m. CDT WELCOME

Founder, Sports Philanthropy Network

10:10 AM CDT Panel 1--Are we asking the right questions?

Before any problem can be solved, we have to know that we are looking at the correct problem, know the right issues and are asking the right questions. Has it been defined properly? Are there underlying or tangential issues which impact our ability to resolve the problem as defined?

Founder, GladiatHers

Executive Coach

RAJR-Win By Design

Executive Director

Institute for Study of Sport, Society and Social Change,

San Jose State University


Sports Lawyers Association

10:40 a.m. Breakout 1--What problems do you feel need to be addressed?

11:00 AM CDT Panel 2--Who has right to define the issues?

Frequently we see people trying to frame and define the issue who have no experience facing the problem. We examine the thoughts of those who have been through the problems first-hand and get their input on the issue. We discuss whether “white privilege” should prevent involvement in helping define the issues. What are the roles of the: community, education system, police, criminal justice system and political system?

NFL Player Ambassador,

Founder, Chris Draft Family Foundation

Jackson Credit Repair,

Former NFL WR, Denver Broncos

Former NFL Player, Minnesota Vikings

Director, Project Play,
Western New York

Former NFL player, New England Patriots

11:30 a.m. Breakout 2--What Groups Need to Define the Issues?

11:50 AM CDT Panel 3--Who has power to make change?

We have a lot of overlapping groups that want to claim the power. As we saw in Panel 2, the community, education system, police, criminal justice system and political system all have a role in creating change. How can we influence each of those systems to be more proactive in producing change? How do we prioritize who leads the change? Which are most important? Which can move the fastest? Can any of them move quickly enough? What can we learn from International efforts? How do women influence the discussion in a different way from men?

Associate Director of Development, University of Illinois,

All-Time Leading Scorer, University of Illinois,

European Champion with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Founder, BrEpic

Longtime Sports Editor

Community Relations Manager

Baltimore Ravens


Champions for Philanthropy

NFLPA Former Player Board of Directors

Past President, Retired Professional Football Players Chicago

12:20 p.m. Breakout 3--What Groups Need to Lead the Change?

12:40 PM CDT Panel 4--LEADING THE CHARGE--Bringing it all together to create sustainable change

We have heard a lot of voices and a lot of ideas. How do we bring all of these moving pieces into place to make sure that we don’t walk away with “conversation only” and actually create change.

Attorney, Author, Speaker

Founder, Dedication to Community

Program Officer

Sports Diplomacy Division

U.S. Department of State

Executive Director

Center for Athletes' Rights and Equity


Associate Vice President

Director of Athletics,

Northern Illinois University

Chicago Blackhawks, DePaul University, longtime sportwriter for Chicago Tribune

1:10 p.m. CDT Conclusion: Wrap Up and Next Steps

*participants subject to change without notice

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