SPORTS & CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

Overview

There are many ways to exercise one’s citizenship, from voting and serving on juries to participating in local civic activities. As youth grow into citizens, there is a growing demand for civic literacy. The Rose Bowl Institute will address this need by encouraging athletes to speak to school audiences about the importance of sportsmanship, and its parallels to good citizenship.

Appreciation of the game, fair play, respect for the opponent, and teamwork all have democratic analogies. Just as every player has responsibility to the team, each citizen has responsibilities
to the greater community, as well as individual liberty.

THE DETAILS

WHO:

Free to the public

WHERE:

The Rose Bowl Stadium (live streamed)

WHEN:

Dec. 3, 2020

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A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives .

JACKIE ROBINSON

THE GOALS

This conference will consist of two moderated panels of 45 minutes each. The first will address ways that sports influence the broader society with respect to racial discrimination. How can sports be a leading industry in the struggle for inclusion and equity? Panelists will react to the conversations and assertions, followed by a brief question and answer period. The second session will be a panel discussion that includes a player or coach, a professional sports commissioner or owner, and a critic. They will address how sports at all levels can lead in the effort to include people of all races fairly and fully in sports at all levels.

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