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RISE to Host Critical Conversation with New York Liberty, Good Shepherd Services and Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence

June 13, 2023

NEW YORK - RISE, the national nonprofit coalition of major U.S. sports leagues and media networks that uses sports to eliminate racism and champion social justice, will host a Critical Conversation panel discussion in conjunction the Howard Hughes Foundation that will feature members of the NBA, the WNBA's New York Liberty, Good Shepherd Services and Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G).

WHAT: RISE will partner with the Howard Hughes Foundation to host a 45-minute Critical Conversation that will discuss the impact that gun violence has on communities of color and how sports can increase access, opportunity, mentorship and education initiatives in communities to deter gun violence. Afterwards, students will work in teams to generate solutions to deter gun violence through sports.

WHO: Members from Good Shepherd Services and B.R.A.G., as well as Kamela Mohammed from the NBA and New York Liberty player Jocelyn Willoughby. The panel will be moderated by RISE's Senior Director of Empowerment Scarlen Martinez.

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Seaport Square, 89 South Street, New York, NY

About RISE

RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, RISE inspires leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality. RISE's vision is to create a nation unified through sports committed to racial equity and social justice. Follow RISE on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @RISEtoWIN or learn more at https://risetowin.org

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