Impact Symposiums

Spring 2017

Investing in Futures: The Complexity and Comfort of Black Athlete Philanthropy

Friday, April 21 – 12:30 PM
Kenan-Flagler Business School – Kenan Center 204

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Dr. Billy Hawkins, University of Houston
Dr. Joseph Cooper, University of Connecticut
Pierre Le Veaux II, VP, Goldman Sachs
William Rhoden, Author/ESPN The Undefeated
Daryl Davis, CEO, The Parrish Group
Creighton Blackwell, VP, Coastal Federal Credit Union
Tre Boston, UNC & NFL player
Michael Harris, Associate Dir. of Academic Support, UNC Athletic Dept.
Phil Ford, Former UNC & NBA Player
Charles Way, Purple Bridge Management/Former NFL player
James Mitchell, Dir. of Football Development, Duke University
John X. Miller, Senior editor, ESPN The Undefeated

The Center engaged in a powerful discussion on Black athletes and money. How, why, and where they give? How did they navigate college sport participation, distractions, and tempting opportunities? Network with sport professionals and the UNC community.

Dr. Hawkins – Author of The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominately White Institutions.

William Rhoden – Author of 40 Million Dollar Slaves.

Special thanks to Coastal Federal Credit Union!

FallĀ 2017

From High-Tops to Pumps: The Evolution of Women in Sport Business

Friday, November 3 – 12:30 PM
Kenan-Flagler Business School – Kenan Center 204

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