RISE Town Hall Meeting



Location: The King Center (449 Auburn Ave., NE)

Date: Thursday, January 31

Start Time: 4 P.M.

Event Description: RISE will partner with the NFL and The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for

Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) to host its fourth annual Super Bowl Town Hall, “Champions of Change: Tackling Social Justice Together.” NFL players and executives, community leaders and members of the King family will participate in the solution-based conversation focused on criminal justice reform geared toward adults and the next generation of leaders. The panels will identify tangible next steps that the audience can take back to elevate social justice in their communities. The town hall is open to media and will be live-streamed by The Undefeated – ESPN’s content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture. Jason Reid, Senior NFL Writer at The Undefeated, will serve as the moderator.

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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