Accidental Activists: Student-Athletes Fighting for Change

Mar 5, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Student-athletes are under a microscope, with every single move & social media like tracked by fans, opponents, & the media. When large, unsettling racial strife or the unfortunate establishment of oppressive laws occur, student-athletes are thrust into the spotlight as activists, with minimal training & preparedness. "Accidental Activists: Student-Athletes Fighting for Change" will feature former student-athletes, athletic department staff, & DEI professionals who stumbled into activism & their journey navigating athletics, politics, and leadership while striving for meaningful change.

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Kelis Barton

Hibernian F.C. Soccer Club, Scottish Premier League

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Marqez Bimage

University Of Texas At Austin

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Trennis Jones

Austin FC

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R Janelle Nguyen

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

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