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Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality: Part III – Interview with Nika Ouellette

7/25/2018
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Professional javelin thrower Nika Ouellette grew up as one of four openly gay sisters, which she says allowed her to be herself and inspired her to advocate for LGBTQ equality and inclusion. Ouellette also discusses how she fell in love with the javelin throw, trying to qualify for the Olympics and the important role athletes at all levels can play in combating racism and homophobia. Ouellette participated in Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality, an event hosted by RISE and Athlete...

Duration:00:24:38

Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality: Part II – interview with Super Bowl champion Ryan Mundy

7/24/2018
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Former NFL safety turned tech investor Ryan Mundy speaks about his first experience with racism, empowering student-athletes to advocate for equality and how he transitioned to life after football. He also shares what it was like playing in two of the greatest rivalries in football: Steelers-Ravens and Michigan-Ohio State. Mundy participated in Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality, an event hosted by RISE and Athlete Ally on Monday, July 16, at the Galen Center at USC. Professional...

Duration:00:23:59

Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality: Part I - panel moderated by Jemele Hill

7/18/2018
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Part I of Athlete Activism and the Fight for Equality, an event by RISE and Athlete Ally featuring a panel moderated by The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill that included: Minnesota United FC’s Collin Martin – who recently came out as the only active gay male athlete in major American team sports; three-time Pro-bowler and Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo; tech investor and Super Bowl champion Ryan Mundy; pro javelin thrower and All-American Nika Ouellette; and ESPN analyst and former NBA...

Duration:00:26:34

Interview with Taylor Peay, Real Salt Lake

6/28/2018
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Taylor Peay of Real Salt Lake discusses the importance of teaching student-athletes about diversity and inclusion and having them explore the labels they use to describe their identities. Through his team, Peay recently participated in a RISE leadership workshop with student-athletes in the Salt Lake City area as part of Major League Soccer’s Soccer For All Month.

Duration:00:22:00

Interview with Francis Atuahene, FC Dallas

6/25/2018
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FC Dallas forward Francis Atuahene shares his journey from growing up in Ghana to playing professional soccer in the United States. He also talks about the importance of Major League Soccer’s Soccer For All Month and what he got out of participating in a RISE workshop with student-athletes in Dallas that focused on identity and diversity as part of that initiative.

Duration:00:17:49

Interview with Doug Glanville, retired MLB player, author, baseball analyst and professor

5/9/2018
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Nine-year MLB veteran Doug Glanville taught a course called Communication, Sports and Social Justice at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania during the spring 2018 semester. The course examined the relationship between sports and the power to communicate for social justice. Glanville, a former ESPN MLB analyst who serves as a baseball insider for NBC Sports Chicago and contributing writer for The New York Times, joined the RISE Podcast to discuss what he...

Duration:00:27:34

Interview with Galen Duncan, VP Kings Academy & Professional Development, Sacramento Kings

4/18/2018
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Galen Duncan, vice president of Kings Academy & professional development for the Sacramento Kings, shares an inside look at how Kings players and management reacted to the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark and how the organization decided to embrace a leadership role in addressing these issues and uniting their community.

Duration:00:20:46

Interview with Takeo Spikes, retired 15-year NFL veteran

4/5/2018
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Retired 15-year NFL veteran Takeo Spikes joined The RISE Podcast to discuss his participation in the RISE Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama and the Advocacy in Sports Workshop hosted by RISE, the NFL and Morehouse College. He shared important lessons for athletes, teams and leagues that he’s learned about effective advocacy work and talked about his new book, “Behind the Mask.”

Duration:00:20:43

Interview with Melanie Oudin, retired professional tennis player

4/4/2018
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Retired professional tennis player and Grand Slam Champion Melanie Oudin joined The RISE Podcast to discuss the differences in athlete activism for those playing individual sports vs. team sports. Oudin also discussed what she learned from participating in the first Advocacy in Sports Workshop hosted by RISE, the NFL and Morehouse College.

Duration:00:19:24

Interview with Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills

2/3/2018
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Lorenzo Alexander of the Buffalo Bills spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Alexander discussed the work he and the Bills have done in the community with youth, law enforcement and other groups.

Duration:00:10:02

Interview with Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints

2/2/2018
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Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Jordan discussed athletes using their platforms to be positive role models for children.

Duration:00:08:09

Interview with Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown

2/1/2018
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown spoke with Ian Cutler for the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Brown spoke about the importance of role models and giving back.

Duration:00:08:32

Interview with Jocelyn Benson, RISE CEO

2/1/2018
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Jocelyn Benson, CEO of RISE, spoke with Ian Cutler for the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Benson spoke about RISE’s work over the past year, its programs and events during Super Bowl week, the report on athlete activism it will release Friday and RISE’s plans for the future.

Duration:00:09:22

Interview with Eric Winston, Cincinnati Bengals

2/1/2018
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Eric Winston of the Cincinnati Bengals spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Winston discussed NFL players together being a force for good in our country.

Duration:00:12:14

Interview with Scott Pioli, assistant general manager, Atlanta Falcons

2/1/2018
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Scott Pioli, assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons and a RISE Board of Directors member, spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Among various topics, Pioli discussed the RISE to Vote national nonpartisan voter-registration program, which he co-chairs for RISE.

Duration:00:14:11

Interview with Brandon Copeland, Detroit Lions

1/31/2018
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Brandon Copeland of the Detroit Lions spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. Copeland talked about giving back to his community and instilling that value in others.

Duration:00:16:52