INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS TRACK: STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: Sport's Role in Addressing Institutional Racism

June 16, 2020: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST
Stage & Breakout Sessions

Sport can be a powerful tool for promoting social justice, equality and respect for all people. In light of current events in the US surrounding the recent and tragic killings of African-Americans Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, David McAtee by police, and with the pandemic laying bare how the underlying racism embedded in policies, practices and access to services that are disproportionately affecting and killing black and brown people in the US and around the world, we will start this track with a focus on ending discrimination and prejudice.

Led by experts on the subject of race, culture and community activism, this discussion will center on sport's role in addressing institutional and systemic racism. Following will be a workshop to devise concrete actions Beyond Sport and the sport sector need to take to dismantle systems and behaviors that maintain racial, gender and economic inequality and violence - right now and post-COVID. Outcomes of the conversation will be put into action to support our network with tools to address and increase our impact on the issue.

Moderated by:

Chris Grant-Author, Sport England Board Member & co-founder, 14A


Ken Shropshire-Author, CEO of the Global Sport Institute and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University

Kely Nascimento-Deluca-President of the Nascimento Foundation, Documentary Director and daughter of soccer legend Pele

Maurice Jones-President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation