Sports and Social Justice
The AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion analyzing the role of professional athletes in advocating for racial and social justice. Speakers included NFL Players Association counsel Joe Briggs, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and AFL-CIO’s Carmen Berkley. They discussed the implications of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting during the national anthem and the role of labor unions in racial justice. Author and sportswriter Dave Zirin moderated the event. close
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Carmen Berkley Director AFL-CIO->Civil, Human and Women's Rights
Joe Briggs Counsel National Football League Players Association->Public Policy
- Benjamin Watson Vice President National Football League Players Association
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