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Date and Time
Thu, October 18, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM PDT

Location
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The theme of this year’s LA84 Foundation Summit is: “Athlete Activism + Social Justice: Taking Action for Our Youth.” In keynotes, panel discussions and power talks, speakers from across the country will discuss topics such as the impact athlete activists can have, P.E. as a social justice issue, how to ensure sports are safe for kids, and much more.

Featured speakers include Sal Masekela (emcee), Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Greg LouganisJordyn Wieber, Metta World Peace, Cari Champion, Chris Borland, and LA84 Foundation President & CEO Renata Simril. Additional speakers will be announced during the coming weeks.

“There is a long and storied tradition of athlete activists working to benefit young people,” said Renata Simril, President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation. “At our Summit, generations of change makers will come together to talk about what works, and how to build a better future for all our kids.”

The theme of the summit also commemorates the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Fifty years ago, this October, three men stood in solidarity on a medal stand at the 1968 Olympic Games. This wasn’t the first time in history that athletics and activism intertwined – but the silent protest, heard around the world, by Dr. John Carlos, Tommie Smith and Peter Norman is among the most iconic, enduring, and galvanizing. The stand for justice that those three sprinters made that famous day has turned into a multigenerational marathon of change.

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Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Winning Coach and Studio Analyst on Football Night in America

TONY DUNGY

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Winning Coach and Studio Analyst on Football Night in America
U.S. Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur and Activist

IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD

U.S. Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur and Activist
Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, World's Greatest Diver, Keynote Speaker and Activist

GREG LOUGANIS

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, World’s Greatest Diver, Keynote Speaker and Activist
  • Five-time NBA All-Star

    Paul GEORGE

    Five-time NBA All-Star
    President

    RENATA SIMRIL

    President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation
    Davis Cup Champion, Former Top 5 Professional Tennis Player

    JAMES BLAKE

    Davis Cup Champion, Former Top 5 Professional Tennis Player
    Commentator, Journalist, Musician and Producer

    SAL MASEKELA

    Commentator, Journalist, Musician and Producer
    Vice President of the Rams, NFL Hall of Famer, Fox Sports Analyst

    Eric Dickerson

    Vice President of the Rams, NFL Hall of Famer, Fox Sports Analyst
    Host and Play-by-Play, NBC Sports Group

    MIKE TIRICO

    Host and Play-by-Play, NBC Sports Group
    Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion, UCLA Women’s Gymnastic Coach

    JORDYN WIEBER

    Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion, UCLA Women’s Gymnastic Coach
    NBA World Champion, J. Walter Kennedy Award recipient and Entrepreneur

    METTA WORLD PEACE

    NBA World Champion, J. Walter Kennedy Award recipient and Entrepreneur
    Anchor, ESPN

    CARI CHAMPION

    Anchor, ESPN
    NBC4 Investigative Reporter

    LOLITA LOPEZ

    NBC4 Investigative Reporter
    Paralympian, Hand Cycling

    OZ SANCHEZ

    Paralympian, Hand Cycling
    Senior Director, Global Impact at ServiceNow

    JOANNE PASTERNACK

    Senior Director, Global Impact at ServiceNow
    Paralympian, Sitting Volleyball

    NICKY NIEVES

    Paralympian, Sitting Volleyball
    NBA All-Star and Entrepreneur

    BARON DAVIS

    NBA All-Star and Entrepreneur
    State

    KENDALL STIER

    State & National Champion in Shot Put, LA84 Foundation SAMbassador
    Coaching Corp 2018 Coach of the Year

    SERENA LIMAS

    Coaching Corp 2018 Coach of the Year
    Former All-American and NFL linebacker, Entrepreneur and Mental Health Advocate

    CHRIS BORLAND

    Former All-American and NFL linebacker, Entrepreneur and Mental Health Advocate
    High School Student and Plaintiff in New York Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit

    LISA PARKS

    High School Student and Plaintiff in New York Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit
  • Founder and CEO, FlyProgram.org

    CHRISTA GANNON

    Founder and CEO, FlyProgram.org
    Vice President, Entertainment and Tech Policy, Verizon Communications

    ERIC REED

    Vice President, Entertainment and Tech Policy, Verizon Communications
    Executive Director of International Rescue Committee of San Diego

    DONNA DUVIN

    Executive Director of International Rescue Committee of San Diego
    Director of Youth Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation

    JULIO MARCIAL

    Director of Youth Justice, Liberty Hill Foundation
    Executive Director, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

    KYM EISNER

    Executive Director, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
    CEO

    CLAYTON FRECH

    CEO & Founder, Angel City Sports
    Author of Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance

    DR. TOMMY JOHN

    Author of Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance
    Sports Equity Community Organizer, NYCLetEmPlay and The Fair Play Coalition, Director of School Culture and Athletics, Urban Assembly - Bronx Academy of Letters

    DAVID GARCIA-ROSEN

    Sports Equity Community Organizer, NYCLetEmPlay and The Fair Play Coalition, Director of School Culture and Athletics, Urban Assembly – Bronx Academy of Letters
    Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN

    ANGELA WOODS

    Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
    Co-Founder, Revolve Impact

    MICHAEL DE LA ROCHA

    Co-Founder, Revolve Impact
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Southern California

    Dr. DIANDRA BREMOND

    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Southern California
    Founder and CEO, Girls with Sole

    LIZ FERRO

    Founder and CEO, Girls with Sole
    Director, NBPA Mental Health

    DR. WILLIAM D. PARHAM

    Director, NBPA Mental Health & Wellness Program, Professor, Counseling Program, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University
    Vice President of Social Responsibility, NBA and WNBA

    TARA GUTKOWSKI SCHWARTZ

    Vice President of Social Responsibility, NBA and WNBA
    Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation

    SHERRIE DEANS

    Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation
    SEC defensive end from Vanderbilt University, LGBT Activist

    RILEY TINDOL

    SEC defensive end from Vanderbilt University, LGBT Activist
    Executive Director, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

    NICHOL WHITEMAN

    Executive Director, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
    Former U.S. Commissioner, Disabilities, Disability Law Advocate, International Consultant

    Deborah McFadden

    Former U.S. Commissioner, Disabilities, Disability Law Advocate, International Consultant
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    8:00am -
    9:00am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    Welcome:
    Intro Remarks by emcee Sal Masekela (Commentator, Journalist, Musician & Producer)
    Kickoff:
    Opening remarks by Renata Simril (LA84 Foundation President & CEO)
    Panel Discussion: The Legacy of the 1968 Olympic Games and Its Impact Today
    Tony Dungy (Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Winning Coach and NBC Football Night in America Studio Analyst), Ibtihaj Muhammad (U.S. Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur and Activist), Greg Louganis (Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, World's Greatest Diver, Keynote Speaker and Activist), James Blake (Davis Cup Champion, Former Top 5 Professional Tennis Player), moderated by Mike Tirico (Host & Play-by-Play, NBC Sports Group)
    Panel Discussion: P.E. is a Social Justice Issue: Working Together to Support Our Youth
    Dr. Diandra Bremond (Adjunct Lecturer, University of Southern California), Michael De La Rocha (Co-Founder, Revolve Impact), Julio Marcial (Youth Justice Director, Liberty Hill Foundation), Nichol Whiteman (Executive Director, Dodgers Foundation), moderated by Christa Gannon (Founder & CEO, flyprogram.org)
    Break
    Power Talk: Why I Coach
    Serena Limas (Coaching Corps 2018 Coach of the Year)
    Panel Discussion: Gender Equity: Finding Your Voice through Sport
    Liz Ferro (Founder & CEO, Girls with Sole), Donna Duvin (Executive Director, International Rescue Committee of IRC San Diego), Lisa Parks (High School Student & Plaintiff in New York Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit), moderated by Lolita Lopez (NBC4 Investigative Reporter)
    Power Talk: Nonviolent Social Change & Pursuing Sports Equity in NYC
    David Garcia-Rosen (Dean & Athletic Director, Bronx Academy of Letters)
    Lunch
    Panel Discussion: Athletes as Health Activists
    Chris Borland (Former All-American & NFL linebacker, Entrepreneur & Mental Health Advocate), Metta World Peace (NBA World Champion, J. Walter Kennedy Award recipient, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist), Dr. Tommy John (Author of Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance), Riley Tindol (SEC defensive end from Vanderbilt University, LGBTQ Activist), moderated by Dr. William D. Parham (Director, NBPA Mental Health & Wellness Program, Professor, Counseling Program, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University)
    One-on-One Interview: Know No Limit
    Oz Sanchez (Paralympian, Hand Cycling), emcee Sal Masekela
    Panel Discussion: Paralympic & Adaptive Sports: Challenges, Opportunities & the Future
    Clayton Frech (CEO & Founder, Angel City Sports), Nicky Nieves (Paralympian, Sitting Volleyball), Kendall Stier (State & National Champion in Shot Put, LA84 Foundation SAMbassador), Deborah McFadden (Former U.S. Commissioner of Disabilities), moderated by Kym Eisner (Executive Director, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation)
    Break
    Award Presentation: Recipients of LA84 Foundation & NBPA Foundation grants for basketball court refurbishment
    Baron Davis (NBA All-Star & Entrepreneur), Sherrie Deans (Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation
    Power Talk: Moving Forward
    Jordyn Wieber (Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion, UCLA Women's Gymnastics Coach)
    One-on-One Interview:
    Eric Dickerson (NFL Hall of Famer) Interviewed by Cari Champion (Anchor, ESPN SportsCenter)
    Panel Discussion: Doing Well by Doing Good
    Eric Reed (Vice President, Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon Communications), Angela Woods (Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN), Tara Gutkowski Schwartz (Vice President of Social Responsibility, NBA & WNBA), moderated by Joanne Pasternack (Head of Global Impact at ServiceNow)
    One-on-One Interview:
    Paul George (Five-time NBA All-Star), Interviewed byTBD
    Closing Remarks
    Renata Simril & Sal Masekela
    Cocktail Reception
    *Agenda and speakers subject to change

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