Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does… Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”
Please join us this year at the 38th Annual Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, where we will speak with athletes who embody the power to create change. We will highlight athletes who have not only displayed exceptional excellence on the field but have also created a lasting influence within their communities and society as a whole.
In a time when it feels like we are becoming more polarized than ever, join us as we celebrate these game changers who have used the power of athletics to bring us together and create positive change.
Our panel of former athletes will include:
Nathaniel Hughes, Retired NFL player and current Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow at Emory University
Trevante Rhodes, former University of Texas at Austin Track and Field athlete and critically acclaimed actor best known for his work in the Academy Award winning film “Moonlight,” and also “Bird Box,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and the upcoming feature film, “Mea Culpa.”
Cynthea Rhodes-Patterson, A four-time All-American and winner at USA Track & Field Championships and current Senior Human Resources Manager at The Home Depot Technology Center
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