The WNBA and WNBPA announced social justice initiatives this season, including special uniforms and “Black Lives Matter” in court. Hoopfeed.com
Published on July 6, 2020
As part of a season dedicated to social justice, WNBA players will wear “special uniforms” to seek justice for women and girls, including Sandra Brand, Brenner Taylor, Vanessa Gillen and more Victim violence forgotten by police brutality and racial discrimination. “The league and player union WNBPA announced the move on Monday.
In addition, throughout the season, players will wear warm-up shirts and display the slogan “Black Lives Matter” on the front. And during the game, “Black Lives Matter” will also display “Say Her Name” on the back.
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said: “We are extremely proud of WNBA players who continue to play a leading role with inspiring voices and effective actions in the league’s struggle to systemic racism and violence.” “With WNBPA and the team Together, the league aims to highlight the social justice efforts of players throughout the 2020 season and beyond. Systemic change cannot happen overnight, but we have a shared responsibility to do everything possible to raise people’s awareness and promote our hopes in society The justice seen on.
WNBPA Chairman Nneka said: “Many WNBA players in the past and present have said it, and more importantly, have consistently demonstrated this. The reason why you see us participate and advocate social advocacy is because it exists in our DNA Medium.” g “For the first time in history, with more than 140 voices together, we can be a powerful force connecting sisters across the country and the rest of the world. Perhaps all of us will realize that the league’s commitment to us this season and beyond It is a moment of great importance in the history of sports.”
The season begins in late July. The exact start date has not been announced.
From the alliance:
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) today announced the launch of a new platform, Justice movement, And established the WNBA/WNBPA Social Justice Council. The joint efforts of the League and the Association of Athletes represent the oldest women’s sports league in the United States and the first professional female athletes union, making unprecedented bold commitments in promoting social justice. The task of the Social Justice Committee is to become a necessary, dynamic force for ongoing dialogues involving race, voting rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and gun control, as well as other important social issues.
In the early days of its establishment, the Social Justice Committee will create designated spaces for community dialogues, virtual round tables, podcasts made by players, and other events to address the country’s long-standing inequalities, implicit prejudices, and systematic racism against black and brown communities History. WNBA and WNBPA have developed a planned education, expansion and mobilization plan that focuses on interacting with educators, activists, community and business leaders and players, team and league staff, and fans. To build a bridge to the community and create a common goal of sustainable change, the League and the Players Association are committed to continuing this collaborative work at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida (the official seat of the WNBA 2020 season).
The work of the Social Justice Committee will be led by Layshia Clarendon, Sydney Colson, Breanna Stewart, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, A’ja Wilson and Satou Sabally. People proudly crowned champions and advising players include Alicia Garza (founder of Black Future Labs, political activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter), Carolyn DeWitt (CEO of Rock the Vote) and Beverly Bond (Founder/CEO, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and Celebrity DJ). An expanded list of social justice committee members, consultants and program design will be announced later.
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