Community of Change: Beyond the Game

In partnership with the Gantt Center, join our second community-led conversation in honor of athletes in the Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. exhibition.

Community of Change conversations place its participants at the forefront, allowing the discussion to take shape based on the contributions of each panelist. The Community of Change series explores themes presented in Men of Change to create space for difficult conversations that both enlighten and galvanize.

Inspired by “Men of Change” Lebron James, Muhammad Ali and the athletes they continue to inspire, this conversation will explore the following questions:

  • What roles do Black male-dominated sports play in Black culture and history?
  • In what ways have these “Men of Change” leveraged their talent for grander contributions and success?
  • What can we collectively learn from the Black male athlete’s experience?

The conversation will move beyond the men presented in the exhibition into a wider discussion about the multi-layered experience of Black men in sports. Among other subtopics, we will collectively explore:

  • The intersection of professional sports and politics
  • Mental health for the Black male athlete
  • Transferrable skills developed in athleticism
  • The damage of stereotypes
  • The pressures and expectations on Black male athletes

Please join us to contribute your valued perspective in an experience meant to strengthen our collective connection.

 

Wednesday, December 14th

6:30 pm at Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

This event is FREE however, we do encourage you to register at the link below.

Register Here

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South are proud to collaborate and bring the dynamic exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. to our Charlotte community. The exhibition profiles the revolutionary men whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country.

Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Free admission to the Men of Change Exhibition at the Gantt Center and Levine Museum is made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.

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Dec 14 2022

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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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