Monday, Mar 08, 2021
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Leadership for Society: Race and Power Webinar Series — Sports

Basketball player Nneka Ogwumike and R.C. Buford, the CEO of Spurs Sports and Entertainment, discuss the role of sports in advancing racial equity.
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Games are serious business. From the schoolyard to professional leagues, sports are a ubiquitous presence in our society. Few areas have been as explicit in the popular conversation about race as sports. From ideas around genetic aptitude and ability, to conversations ranging from pay and ownership, to who should discuss politics, sports has often been at the cutting edge.

Professor Brian Lowery talks with Nneka Ogwumike, basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks and President of the Women’s National Basketball Association and with R.C. Buford, the CEO of Spurs Sports and Entertainment. They explore the role of sport and athletes in advancing the cause of racial equity.

This event is part of a weekly series of conversations with prominent leaders that aims to deepen our collective awareness of the role of race in the United States and around the world. We will discuss how race interacts with structures of power and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.

Sign up for GSBGEN495 Leadership for Society: Race and Power for credit (may be repeated) or register to audit any or all of the live webinars.

Who Should Attend

  • You care about racial equity but don’t have the foundational knowledge to feel confident in speaking up on the topic.
  • You aspire to lead and empathize with a racially diverse workforce.
  • You are knowledgeable about the complexities of race but want to learn from the insights of prominent leaders on this topic.