ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles will LIVESTREAM the newly announced ROSE BOWL INSTITUTE Kickoff Inaugural Program: ‘RACE AND SPORTS’ DIALOGUE on THURSDAY, AUG. 13 (7:00 p.m. PDT)
The First-Time Event Will Be Moderated by Brian Brantley Featuring Panelists Cobi Jones, Ronnie Lott, Taylor Branch and Sharon Robinson
The Rose Bowl announced it will use the stadium as a classroom, with a wide digital footprint and “sister cities” around the nation, engaging civic, sports and business leaders, children and noteworthy panelists to highlight sports values and their impact on the broader society. Partnering with ABC7 to make this content available on its streaming platforms allows fans from around the country who follow the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium and its legacy, but live outside the Southern California region, to download the ABC7LA app or use its connected TV apps to conveniently livestream the virtual event.
The “Race and Sport” discussion features the following panelists:
- Ronnie Lott – Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer; 4x Super Bowl Champion; two-time Rose Bowl Game Champion
- Cobi Jones – Three-time World Cup participant; Olympian; National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee; first jersey retired in MLS history; all-time leader for Team USA in caps
- Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson and vice chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation
- Taylor Branch, bestselling author and civil rights historian
The panel will address the impact of sports on society with respect to attitudes toward race and racism, how sports can improve their policies and practices of racial inclusion and equity, as well as what actions can take place now to improve inclusion, diversity and equity.