The New York Liberty continue to #SHOWUP for what matters. Leading up to its 3rd Annual Unity Game on July 15, 2018 vs Chicago Sky, the Liberty will champion unity and equality through several community outreach initiatives over a three-day period. You’re invited to participate in enacting social change through sport.
Friday, July 13, 2018: Interactive Workshop
6:45pm – 8:45pm | YWCA | 515 North Street| White Plains
The New York Liberty will host an interactive workshop open to the participation of fans, players and coaches, in partnership with the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. Its mission, “eliminating racism, empowering women”, aligns with the team’s social justice platform and desire to connect with Westchester’s progressive community of women.
The workshop is designed for participants to increase their skills as allies, heighten awareness of microaggressions and effectively support those who are racially oppressed in an effort to dismantle structural racism in their everyday lives.
Zerandrian Morris (Columbia University, Professor of Race & Racism)
Shana Renee Stephenson (Sports Cultural Analyst, THE MAJORS (Co-Founder)
- One (1) ticket to the Sunday, July 15, 2018 New York Liberty vs Chicago Sky 3pm game at Westchester County Center
- One (1) ticket to the Friday, July 13, 2018 Interactive Workshop
- One (1) ticket to the Sunday, July 15, 2018 pre-game panel discussion at 1:30pm.
*(Limited Tickets Available)
Saturday, July 14, 2018: Youth Basketball Clinic
The New York Liberty is partnering with Westchester’s Project 105 to host an invite-only youth basketball clinic. In addition to helping young athletes develop their basketball skills, the clinic will also provide life skills centered around unity – accepting others’ differences, putting the needs of others ahead of your needs, and making everyone feel valued. The youth participants will walk away more confident basketball players and compassionate young people.
Sunday July 15, 2018: Pre-Game Unity Panel & Post-Game Book Signing
130pm – 230pm | Westchester County Center
The New York Liberty will lead a pre-game panel discussion centered on what it means to be an ally, how to support racially disenfranchised groups, how to leverage an ally identity to improve race relations, and how sports can assist in uniting our communities. Additionally, we will host a post-game book signing with former NBA player Etan Thomas.
Moderator: Dana Jacobson (CBS Sports Anchorwoman and host of “We Need to Talk”)
Etan Thomas (former NBA player, activist, author of “We Matter”)
Lowes Moore (former NBA player, Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon Executive Director)
Ryan Ewers (YWCA Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Partner)
Nada Khader (WESPAC Foundation Executive Director)
For More Information: Kenny Michel at Kenny.Michel@msg.com or 212.465.6513