NEW YORK – Dr. Eric Dyson served as the moderator at the first ever Unity Game hosted by the New York Liberty. The organization partnered with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) for a town hall meeting prior to Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx. The panel discussion included Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights; author & motivational speaker A. Shabazz; Police Chief Juanita Holmes of the NYPD; William Rhoden, a New York-based sports journalist and writer-at-large for The Undefeated; Sue Wicks, a New York Liberty legend; and Tanisha Wright, a veteran on this year’s New York Liberty roster. They all shared a common goal of improving race relations and effecting positive change within our collective communities.
“In talking with our players and understanding how educated our players were, how passionate they were about making social changes in society … we then wanted to share their story,” said Liberty president Isaiah Thomas to open the panel.
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