Amplifying Athlete Voices Off the Court

Mar 20, 2021

11:30am – 12:00pm CT

Athletes have been using their platform and voices for decades to bring light to social issues on and off the field of play, but 2020 brought upon new urgency when COVID-19 and the killings of Black citizens like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor coincided in the span of a few months. Bleacher Report and Turner Sports will bring together a panel of stakeholders including, Turner analysts Candace Parker, Chris Webber and Senior Vice President of NBA Digital Content Operations and Diversified Sports Content, Eric Jackson, will dive into how these brands are concentrated on raising athletes’ voices on social issues to new heights and the importance of highlighting athlete activism.

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Eric Jackson

Turner Sports

Morgann Mitchell

Turner Sports

Candace Parker

Turner Sports

Chris Webber

Turner Sports

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Featured Session

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Session

Track:

Transforming the Entertainment Landscape

Level:

Intermediate