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HBCU ALL-Star Challenge kicks off with Reception and Power and Potential of HBCU Sports Symposium


HBCU ALL-Star Challenge kicks off with Reception and Power and Potential of HBCU Sports Symposium

When: Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PMWhere: Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (504 Fair St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313)

Atlanta, Georgia — The HBCU All-Stars LLC returns with the “ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge” featuring the nation’s top HBCU student-athletes and coaches from the SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, SIAC, and Atlanta Public Schools on November 18th and 19th at Morehouse’s Forbes Arena. 

On Thursday, November 16th, leading into this exciting weekend, a Social Justice Town Hall and Panel Discussion entitled the “Power and Potential of HBCU Sports” will take place at 6:30 pm at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) – (504 Fair St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313). This panel will share insight into the economic, cultural, and political power of sports at HBCUs. 

“We are excited about partnering with the Davis Bozeman Law Firm for the Power and Potential of HBCU Sports in our Social Justice Town Hall & Panel Discussion. We get to share insight into the economic, cultural, and political power of sports at HBCUs. We will continue raising national awareness of our prestigious HBCUs and long legacy of academic and athletic achievement on a global stage in the great city of Atlanta.” – 

Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO and former HBCU Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Tennessee State and Fort Valley State Universities. 
Panelists will include: 
Harold EllisDirector of Athletics at Morehouse CollegeKerry Stewart, Executive Director for City of Atlanta & Fulton County Recreation AuthorityDena Freeman-PattonDirector of Athletics at Morgan StateCy Alexander, Legendary HBCU CoachDr. Jerel DrewDirector of Athletics at Clark Atlanta University

The panel will be moderated by Tenitra Batiste, Sportscaster for ESPN, Tegna, and Audacy.
The Social Justice sponsor for the weekend is the Transformative Justice Coalition. The Transformative Justice Coalition is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2015 by Renowned Civil Rights Leader Barbara R. Arnwine. The organization is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

“We are excited about this opportunity to bring this important discussion to the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs for this important conversation. The economic reality of HBCU Sports programs is a social justice issue that is not often discussed. This is what makes this effort bigger than basketball; It’s about empowering HBCU culture.” – Attorney Mawuli Davis, HBCU All-Stars Social Justice Ambassador

The ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge will be in the heart of Atlanta and played on the beautiful campus of Morehouse College at Forbes Arena. 
The Social Justice Town Hall and Panel Discussion is powered by The Davis Bozeman Law Firm. Today, with offices in Decatur, Statesboro, and Savannah, more than 125 years of combined experience, and 30 staff members (including 9 lawyers), Davis Bozeman Law is uniquely situated to provide experienced trial attorneys when you need them most. Our primary practice areas are Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, and Civil Rights.

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