Advocacy in Sports Workshop

The NFL, Morehouse College and RISE hosted the Advocacy in Sports Workshop from Feb. 21 to 23, 2018, at Morehouse in Atlanta to educate athletes on how to develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society.

Former and active professional athletes, academics, politicians, social activists and sport administrators developed a curriculum to equip athletes with tools and resources to impact social issues respectfully and responsibly. Athletes were taught organizational development, relationship management and best practices in media relations.

Workshop participants learned about previous movements and focused on process, acquired knowledge of impactful tools and resources, and heard from athlete activists, politicians and social activists.

The NFL and Morehouse partnership was the product of ongoing strategic meetings convened by RISE and held at the school since October 2016.