RISE at Super Bowl LII

Join RISE, NFL for third annual Super Bowl Town Hall

“The Next Play: Best Practices for Using Sports to Improve Race Relations”

4 to 6 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 2
Press Conference Room A, Super Bowl LII Media Center at Mall of America
60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, Minnesota

Business attire is recommended.

Streamed live on Facebook (@RISEtoWINorg)

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View photos from the event

NFL players and executives will participate in panel discussions to review lessons learned from the activist athlete this season with a focus on what’s coming next.

Featuring panelists including:

  • Moderator – Jocelyn Benson, CEO, RISE
  • Seth DeValve, tight end, Cleveland Browns
  • Rashad Jennings, retired NFL running back
  • Josh McCown, quarterback, New York Jets
  • Scott Pioli, assistant general manager, Atlanta Falcons
  • Michael Thomas, safety, Miami Dolphins
  • Jim Trotter, NFL reporter, ESPN
  • Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, NFL
  • Benjamin Watson, tight end, Baltimore Ravens

Registration required: RSVP to Dexter Mason at dmason@RISEtoWIN.org by Monday, Jan. 29. For security clearance, include (for each guest in your party) full name, organization name (if applicable) and date of birth with your RSVP. Photo ID will be required for admission. Tickets are non-transferable.

Hear report on athlete activism

At the Super Bowl Town Hall, RISE will release a report on athlete activism in 2017 and recommendations for best practices moving forward.

Read the report

Visit RISE at Super Bowl Experience

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave. South, Minneapolis

  • Show your support for understanding, respect and equality by visiting the RISE “It Takes All Colors” digital photo experience. You will get a digital photo or gif to share on social media.
  • Meet NFL players working with RISE.
  • Team up for democracy by registering to vote as part of the RISE to Vote campaign.
  • Enter the RISE “It Takes All Colors” Super Bowl LII Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five prizes, including memorabilia signed by NFL players and two tickets to the Super Bowl. (Sweepstakes Official Rules)

Wednesday, Jan. 31 – 3 to 10 p.m.

  • 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. – Meet Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints
  • 7 to 7:30 p.m. – Meet Brandon Copeland of the Detroit Lions

Thursday, Feb. 1 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 10 to 10:30 a.m. – Meet Eric Winston of the Cincinnati Bengals
  • 8 to 8:30 p.m. – Meet Seth DeValve of the Cleveland Browns

Friday, Feb. 2 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 10 to 10:30 a.m. – Meet Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. – Meet Josh McCown of the New York Jets
  • 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. – Meet retired NFL wide receiver Isaac Bruce

Saturday, Feb. 3 –  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Meet Brandon McManus of the Denver Broncos

Visit RISE at Super Bowl LII

Section 115 at U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4

  • Show your support for understanding, respect and equality by visiting the RISE “It Takes All Colors” digital photo experience. You will get a digital photo or gif to share on social media.
  • Team up for democracy by registering to vote as part of the RISE to Vote campaign.

Listen to the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special

RISE will host a podcast from radio row at the Super Bowl LII Media Center. The podcast episodes will feature interviews with NFL players on the power of sports to drive social progress and the work they do as athletes to improve race relations in our country.

Follow the RISE podcast here, starting Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 31.

  • Interview with Brandon Copeland of the Detroit Lions (Wednesday, Jan. 31)
  • Interview with Scott Pioli, assistant general manager, Atlanta Falcons (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with Eric Winston of the Cincinnati Bengals (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with Jocelyn Benson, CEO of RISE (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with retired NFL wide receiver Isaac Bruce (Thursday, Feb. 1)
  • Interview with Seth DeValve of the Cleveland Browns (Friday, Feb. 2)
  • Interview with Josh McCown of the New York Jets (Friday, Feb. 2)
  • Interview with Lorenzo Alexander of the Buffalo Bills (Friday, Feb. 2)

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