presented by: Opportunity Hub

NFL Unites: Player Protest and Beyond

Mar 11, 2017 | 9:30pm – 10:30pm


Amber Payne

Teen Vogue

Derrick Morgan

Huddle Ventures

David Weild IV

Weild & CO

Johnetta Elzie

Campaign Zero

Colin Kaepernick sparked a national movement when he refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. Other professional, high school and middle school athletes followed suit. Although it is Kaepernick and other players' rights to protest, many players, activists, social impact entrepreneurs and investors are asking, "What's next?" This panel will explore some definitive solutions to addressing the systemic community and economic issues often experiences by communities of color and poor Americans.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner