Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change Traveling Exhibit

(ATLANTA) July 5, 2016 – The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) announced today that it will join ESPN in showcasing a new travelling exhibit: Breaking Barriers: Sports For Change. The content focuses on how athletes have used the power of sports to inspire social change throughout history and today. The exhibit will make its debut at the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards and ESPYS in Los Angeles, July 12 – 13, 2016.

This powerful exhibit explores the history of civil and human rights in sports through stories of athletes past and present. The message aligns with CCHR’s mission to empower people to take the protection of every human's rights personally through sharing stories of courage and struggle around the world. The exhibit features remarkable leaders such as Muhammad Ali, Terry Fox, Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King and Jesse Owens, as well as current athletes who are overcoming barriers because of race, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation. 

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