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.
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.”
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.
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.
Josh McCown of the New York Jets spoke with Ian Cutler on the RISE Podcast – A Super Bowl Special. McCown discussed leadership on the field and in the community, as well as his work on the “Let’s Listen Together” committee.
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.
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.
Welcome to The RISE Podcast - A Super Bowl Special, a platform for athletes to tell their stories and share their perspectives on how sports can be used to promote equality and improve race relations. We’ll be coming to you from Radio Row at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, the site of Super Bowl LII, starting Wednesday night, January 31st . We’ll be speaking with NFL players about activism and social justice, and how sports can bring people together. Be sure to follow us here on...