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Spurs on Impact: Sports’ Responsibility to Affect Change

Mar 13, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Spurs on Impact: Sports’ Responsibility to Affect Change, Mar 13, 2022

When we buy a sweater we don’t see that garment as a collection of unassociated threads. The thread is the sweater. And so it is with social impact and sports. Amidst a global pandemic and a national awakening to longstanding racial and social injustices, this connection was illuminated, accelerated, and strengthened.

Current events, the changing media landscape, and the evolving nature of fandom are just some of the environmental factors forcing us to move beyond the idea that we’re simply in a moment for athletes and the sports world engaging in social issues. Rather, we’re in a movement of knowing, feeling, and embracing the boom of sports’ individual and collective voices.

Join Spurs Sports & Entertainment as they convene sector leaders, disruptors, and re-imaginers for a living room conversation that celebrates where we are in this journey, and hear how the sports world moves forward with the responsibility of influence.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Kara Allen

Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Renee Montgomery

Renee Montgomery Entertainment

Maria Taylor

NBC Sports

This event will be in person

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Culture

Summit:

Athlete Empowerment

Level:

Intermediate