The New York Liberty continue its ongoing push for equality and social justice with the 4th annual UNITY Day Game on Thursday, August 27 against the Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET live on YES Network, CBSSN and FSGO.
Join us for this virtual panel discussion to be held at 5 p.m. ET on August 26, 2020. Award-winning activist, educator, and writer Brittany Packnett Cunningham will moderate the discussion, and the panel will include advocate, speaker and sister of Sandra Bland, Sharon Cooper, advocate for racial and gender justice and equity, Nakisha Lewis and advocate and member of the WNBA’s social justice committee, Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon.
UNITY was initiated by Liberty players in 2016 in response to the killings of unarmed black men and women such as Sandra Bland, philander Castile, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, and countless others.
This year, in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s murder, the team will host “STAY LOUD: Why We #SayHerName” to educate fans on the origins of the #SayHerName campaign, the many Black women victims who have died due to brutal law enforcement encounters, insight behind the disproportionate media coverage, and the role of sports activism and allyship in the pursuit for justice.