Cooper Foundation, University Honors Program and CoJMC to host a conversation on race in sports

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 11:15am

On Wednesday, February 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Cooper Foundation, Nebraska’s University Honors Program and the College Journalism and Mass Communications are hosting the student event “Cooper Conversation: Tackling the Complex Dynamics of Race, Sports and Social Justice” in the Red Cloud A room at the Cather Dining Complex.

The event topic relates to what is being shared at this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum (sponsored by the Cooper Foundation) on World Issues theme, "Moments of Reckoning: Global Calls for Racial Equity and Action" and to the University of Nebraska Honors seminar "Racial Reckoning and Sports Culture" taught by College of Journalism and Mass Communications professor John Shrader.

Students will meet athletes and advocates with personal experience seeking equity and inclusion on and off the field. Attendees will discuss contemporary issues and their historical context, pertaining to college and professional sports, the media and the sports business.

The following guests will be facilitating the event:

Dr. Lawrence Chatters, Executive Associate Athletic Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Jamie Williams, Former Huskers and NFL Tight End, Educator and Athletic Director

Jay Foreman, Former Huskers and NFL Linebacker

Michael Rose-Ivey, Former Huskers Linebacker 

RSVP to attend the event by February 14 here.


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