About this event
On Thursday, August 27 we will explore the role of activist athletes and the struggle for social and racial justice. From Paul Robeson to Althea Gibson, from Muhammad Ali to Maya Moore, from Colin Kaepernick to Megan Rapinoe, athletes have cast their lot with oppressed peoples and have spoken out for justice. Today, athletes are still organizing and speaking out for Black lives, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, democratic rights, Native sovereignty, and immigrant rights. This is a panel of athletes who have stepped up and knelt down.
Action Toolkits and other Resources
Civil Engagement Tools
- Register to vote
- Find your polling place
- How will COVID-19 impact the November election?
- Sign up for election reminders
- Request your absentee ballot
- Learn where candidates stand on important issues
- Guide to contacting your representative
- Find your representatives
- How to vote safely during a pandemic
- Protest resources and toolkits
- Protest tips
- Sign up to become a poll worker
Othering & Belonging Institute
National Network to End Domestic Violence
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUPPORTING THIS SERIES
Africans Rising, APALA NV, California Calls, Center for Knowledge Equity, Community Action Partnership, Family Action Network Movement, GARE, Greater Good Science Center, Health Impact Partners, I'm Making a Difference, International SEIU, Jewish Voice for Peace, Make it Work NV, Make the Road NV, More in Common, MOSES MI, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, New Florida Majority, Policylink, Community Change Action, Race Forward, SEIU NV, Texas Organizing Project, University of California at Berkeley, Visíon y Compromiso, Wayne State University (Detroit Equity Lab) and the Workers Center for Racial Justice.
About the Rise Up for Justice series
A Black-led movement demanding police accountability and justice has galvanized anger, grief, and frustration over the repeated killings of Black men and women both historically and in the present day—but also hope for a future rooted in true belonging. People worldwide are participating in a pivotal uprising that will reshape not only our relationship with Black communities, but also our collective future. This livestream series, “Rise Up For Justice: Black Lives and Our Collective Future,” from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, is providing space for cutting edge conversations among activists, scholars, journalists, and other thought leaders to provide context and analysis on this transformative moment and envision what comes next in the movement for racial justice. Launched in June 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd. We held our first event on June 8.