Listen up sports fans! The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be hosting Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change. The exhibition will examine the multiple intersections of human rights and sports through time.
The event begins with a panel, moderated by the Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch Minky Worden, entitled Quarterbacking Equity: The Role of Sports in LGBTQ Rights.
Panelists include WNBA player Layshia Clarendon, rugby player and coach Phaidra Knight, transgender professional boxer Pat Manuel, and Michael Sam, the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. The panelists will talk about how sports can influence social change.
Following the panel will be a reception, where guests can meet and greet with athletes and activists.
Breaking Barriers will be on January 23 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights (100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd).
This event is free, but seating is limited to a first come, first served basis. To make the event even better, each guest will receive two complimentary drink tickets for the reception.