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Are you an athlete, coach, professional, educator, or parent? Are you interested in LGBTQIA+ Activism, Gender Equity, Racial Equity, Sport for All or Mental Health?


There's something for everyone at the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit. We have curated activities to highlight conversations and activities that may interest you. We also encourage you to participate in new conversations and learn something outside your comfort zone.


Athletes

FOR THE ​ATHLETES

Athletes can influence generations. Come and learn how your actions can send the message of equity and inclusion to the masses. Athletes may like:

  • iLTHY Live Art Demonstration (Exhibit, Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Cleveland American Indian Movement (Community Corner, Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum: 2020 Athlete Roundtable (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change Workshop (Progressive Field, Friday 12:30pm)
  • Playing for Change: The Role of Sport in social Justice Movements (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Friday 3pm)
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Coaches

FOR THE ​COACHES

Coaches – Lead your team to be the best it can be on and off the field. Join us for some of these great programs:

  • Northeast Ohio Women’s Sports Alliance – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Val Whiting: Voices from the Black Community at PCA (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Positive Coaching Alliance: Sports Can Battle Racism Workshop (Virtual, Thursday 4pm)
  • Pay It Forward: Recreation and Education for Underserved Youth (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 10am)
  • Introduction to Coded Language in Sport Workshop (Progressive Field, Saturday 1pm)
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Educators

FOR THE ​EDUCATORS

Educators have the power to shape young minds toward a future that is fair for all. Join us at the Summit to see the role sports have played in this work:

  • #Rethink Series (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Baseball Heritage Museum / Bandbox Ballparks Exhibit (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • America SCORES Cleveland – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Cleveland Browns: Fighting the Digital Divide (Equality Lounge, Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Thursday 3pm)
  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change Workshop (Progressive Field, Friday 12:30pm)
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Gender Equity

FOR THE ​GENDER EQUITY ALLIES

Are you an ally for gender equity in sport and in life? Join us for the Summit to see how small changes have a big impact. Here are a few conversations and activities you may enjoy:

  • Northeast Ohio Women’s Sports Alliance – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Women in the Business of Sports Series (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Obstacle Course: What Female Leaders Face Across Sports Leagues (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Friday 12pm)
  • GameHER Lounge (Progressive Field, Friday 2-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm)
  • Intrinsic Inclusion and Respectful Empathy Workshop (Progressive Field, Saturday 11am)
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LGBTQIA+

FOR THE ​LGBTQAI+ COMMUNITY AND ALLIES

Are you an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community? Join us at the Summit to see how sports can move the needle toward equality for all. Here are a few conversations and activities you may enjoy:


  • Harrison Browne Discusses Being the First Out Trans Athlete in Pro Hockey (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Cleveland State University LGBTQ+ Student Services – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Introduction to Coded Language in Sports Workshop (Progressive Field, Saturday 1pm)
  • Sports Policy & LGBTQ Athlete Equity (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Friday 5pm)
  • Athletes, Allies, and Sports For All (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 12pm)
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Mental Health

FOR THE ​MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES

Now more than ever, athletes are advocating for mental health on and off the field. Join us for some of these great programs:

  • Beyond the Game – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Time to Talk - Black Men: It's 'OK' to Talk About It (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Mindurance: You’re Not Crazy, You’re Stressed Workshop (Progressive Field, Friday 2:30pm)
  • The Invisible Competition: Mental Health Within Athletics (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Virtual, Thursday 4pm)
  • ZENworks Yoga Virtual Sunrise Flow Yoga Class (Virtual, Saturday 9am)
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Parents

FOR THE ​PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

Parents –Let your teen’s love of sports help teach them valuable lessons about life. Join us for these important conversations:

  • PCA Mental Health Panel (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Community Cup Classic Foundation – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Future Fans: How Gen Z Will Shape Sports (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Online, Friday 1pm)
  • Mindurance: You’re Not Crazy, You’re Stressed Workshop (Progressive Field, Saturday 2:30pm)
  • Creating An Inclusive Sports Culture (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 3pm)
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Professionals

FOR THE ​PROFESSIONALS

From the field to the front office, sports can teach powerful lessons to professionals in all industries. Here are a few topics you may enjoy:

  • Addressing Disparities in Leadership – The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break with Phyllis “Seven” Harris (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • FirstEnergy – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • ZENworks Yoga Virtual Sunrise Flow Yoga Class (Virtual, Saturday 9am)
  • Intrinsic Inclusion and Respectful Empathy Workshop (Progressive Field, Saturday 11am)
  • How to #BeTheSolution in Cleveland (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 2pm)
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Racial Equity

FOR THE ​RACIAL EQUITY ADVOCATES

Are you an ally for racial equity? Join us at the Summit to see how sports can advance important social issues. Here are a few conversations and activities you may enjoy:

  • Becoming an Anti-Racist: Your Journey – The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break with Erica Merritt (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Exploring Racism, Revolt and Athlete Activism (Exhibit, Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • RISE Champions of Change Exhibit (Progressive Field and online)
  • Advancing Representation of Racial Equity in Sports (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Thursday 5pm)
  • Stepping Away from Native American Imagery in Sports (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 1pm)
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Sport for All

FOR THE ADVOCATES OF SPORT FOR ​ALL

Sport for all promotes access to opportunities of all ages and abilities. Are you an advocate for sport for all? Here are a few conversations and activities you may enjoy:

  • Special Olympics Ohio – Community Corner Table (Progressive Field, All Hours)
  • Ohio Interscholastic Wheelchair Basketball – Adaptive Sports Ohio (Digital Learning Lounge, Progressive Field and online)
  • Achievement Centers for Children and Cleveland Browns (Exhibit, Progressive Field, All Hours
  • Dancing Wheels Performance (Progressive Field, Thursday 1pm and Friday 3:30pm)
  • Adaptive Sports in Cleveland (Equality Lounge Panel Discussion, Progressive Field, Saturday 11am)
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