Today, the New York Liberty announced its first-ever Virtual PRIDE Week Experience presented by Resorts World Casino New York City and Resorts World Catskills, to be held June 22-26.
“With so many PRIDE celebrations around the world canceled or postponed, it was important that the New York Liberty virtually activate and bring members of the community and allies together in celebration,” said Liberty COO Keia Clarke. ” We have a long-standing commitment to celebrating PRIDE and Resorts World Casino NYC has been a great partner and supporter of the Liberty, and the LGBTQ+ community for many seasons.”
The Liberty will have an entire week of public programming featuring one or more PRIDE centric events each day.
To register for the events, please visit https://bit.ly/NYL_PrideWeek. Registrants will automatically be entered into the New York Liberty’s LOVE LOUD 2-Day Getaway presented by Resorts World Casino NYC, which includes a free two-night stay at Resorts World Catskills.
NEW YORK LIBERTY VIRTUAL PRIDE WEEK SCHEDULE
MONDAY, JUNE 22
#LOVELOUD Chat with Layshia Clarendon (3PM/ET) | NY Liberty Instagram Live
Layshia Clarendon takes over the New York Liberty’s Instagram Live to chat with special guests form the New York Liberty community (players, coaches, and more) about the historic Supreme Court ruling, PRIDE advocacy and more.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23
SAY IT LOUD: LGBTQ+ Sports Activism (1PM/ET) | NY Liberty YouTube Channel
The New York Liberty’s COO, Keia Clarke, and players, Amanda Zahui B. and Layshia Clarendon, center the LGBTQ+ community in the organization’s lead panel discussion during the Liberty’s Virtual Pride Week Experience. What role does sports play in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality; and how can organizations and cisgender, straight fans better demonstrate allyship?
Moderator: Holly Rowe, Broadcast Personality & Sports Journalist, ESPN
o Keia Clarke, NY Liberty COO
o Layshia Clarendon, NY Liberty Guard
o Amanda Zahui B, NY Liberty Forward/Center
WORK WITH PRIDE: Cultivating LGBTQ+-Inclusive Corporate Culture presented by BARCLAYS (4PM/ET) | NY Liberty YouTube Channel
A conversation around cultivating genuine LGBTQ+ outreach and a sustainable corporate culture that cares. How corporations use sponsorship dollars to promote intersectionality and diminish the marginalization of the LGBTQ+ community.
Moderator: Edward Canfield, Accounting Manager, BSE Global
o Mark Lane, Director of Corporate Communications, Barclays
o Noah Brodsky, Chief Brand Officer, Wyndham Destinations
o Julie O’Shaughnessy, Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
BIPOC, GAY, and PROUD! (1PM/ET) | NY Liberty YouTube Channel
An intersectional discussion centering the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color LGBTQ+ community. Navigating racial, gender, and sexual orientation identities, overcoming biases, protecting your energy and living your best life.
Moderator: Dr. T.M. Robinson-Mosley, Owner & Managing Partner, Mosley and Associates Consulting, LLC
o Terri Acosta, Head Athletic Trainer, New York Liberty
o Michelle Perez, Associate Publisher, GO Magazine
o Zerandrian Morris, Founder & Principal Strategist, The Ignant Intellectual
JODIE PATTERSON: THE BOLD WORLD (5PM/ET) | Zoom
Author of “The Bold World”, LGBTQAI activist Jodie Patterson shares how her transgender son inspired her to explore identity, gender, race and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
IN CONVERSATION: LAYSHIA CLARENDON and GLENNON DOYLE (5PM/ET) | NY Liberty YouTube Channel
New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon opens up to #1 New York Times bestseller “Untamed” Glennon Doyle and shares her journey to identifying as an unapologetically Black, queer, and gender non-conforming womxn in sports and society.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
VIRTUAL QUEERANTINE HAPPY HOUR! (6PM/ET) | Zoom
Join us as we wrap up our PRIDE week with a virtual happy hour featuring DJ Rosy Q!