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[vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”24″ font_family=”none”]We are very excited to introduce the 2019 Hate Is Wrong Inclusion Panel sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings. The Inclusion Panel will address a discussion of LGBT involvement in sports generally, but primarily of such involvement in the NFL.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1547581642725{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]The discussion will help shed away any unfounded biases people have and tackle the issue objectively and fairly. In line with this, we want to cover a broad array of related topics and perspectives. This includes having panelists from within NFL management, from private ancillary businesses (like Adidas, etc), professional athletes, coaches, team owners, and similar people tied to the sporting, and NFL, franchise. Panelists will cover everything from personal experiences in the industry, religious and personal beliefs, the business side of the issue (i.e., effects on revenue, fan base, etc), anticipated future developments from their respective role, etc.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][vc_cta h2=”RSVP Information” style=”outline” color=”orange”]

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[/vc_cta][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Panelists” title_align=”separator_align_left”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Zion Armstrong, President of Adidas North America” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/zion-armstrong-1.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Peter King, National Sportswriter of the Year” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/screen-shot-2019-01-15-at-10.45.22-pm.png” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Karin Nelsen, Vice President, Legal & Social Impact” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/nelsen-karin-2018.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Katie Sowers, Assistant Coach of the San Francisco 49ers” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/katie-sowers.png” image_diameter=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Odessa Jenkins, Head Coach and Co-Owner of Dallas Elite Women’s Football” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/oj-headshot-3-copy.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Greg Louganis, Olympic Gold Medalist” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/greg-louganis.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Scott Pioli, Assistant General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/scott-pioli.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][mk_circle_image heading_title=”Esera Tuaolo, 9 Year NFL Veteran” src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/esera-tuaolo.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_circle_image src=”https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cyd-zeigler.jpg” image_diameter=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Moderated by Cyd Zeigler, Owner of Outsports” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1547577445764{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Hate Is Wrong hopes that by having a wide range of panelists and allowing them to bring their unique perspectives (i.e., from inside the NFL management, from coaching, from playing the sport, from running an ancillary business, etc), the stereotypes and biases around both the LGBT and NFL communities will start to shed away. People will see how much gay players have already contributed to sports and that they’re not really much different than straight athletes. And at the same time people will see that tackling LGBT issues within sports is not as easy or black and white, and how many factors go into some of the decisions people have made, are making right now, and will consider making in the future in order to make improvements. We hope you join us for the amazing discussion of with some the best people in sports to discuss the subject.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][vc_cta h2=”RSVP Information” style=”outline” color=”orange”]

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January 29, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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