On Tuesday June 5, UJA Federation are hosting a conference on the role of sport in addressing social issues, Take Action: Sports and Social Change, in New York City.
The event will bring together experts from the sport for social change sector to take part in engaging panel discussions and interactive workshops.
Sports has long been a place where activism and social change has thrived – and current times have strengthened this trend even more.
Athletes, leagues, brands, and non-profits impact social issues, create safe spaces, and serve different audiences in many ways. They’re using the power of their platform, resources, and values to make public statements and commit to causes.
UJA Federation identify and meet the needs of New Yorkers and Jews everywhere through the power of collective action. They care for people in need, respond to crises close to home and far away, and help shape their futures. They do this by making strategic decisions about where they can make the biggest difference, and build innovative programs to change millions of lives.
By driving together key influencers and listening to the many voices that make up our community — from agencies and grantees to synagogues and other partners in change — they deliver funds to areas where we’ll have the greatest impact.
Sports for Youth — a UJA initiative — is an example of one of their programs that brings the life-changing impact of participating in sports to kids of every age, athletic ability, and background.
The Take Action: Sports and Social Change conference will give delegates the chance to hear how sports experts use their influence to take action – and how they view the responsibilities and opportunities of the industry moving forward.
If you are interested, make sure to register your attendance through their website by clicking here.