The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles
In a collaboration to pursue change in communities of color and develop meaningful programs, the 11 professional sports organizations in greater Los Angeles joined together to launch The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles. Leaders from the teams discussed the comprehensive five-year commitment to drive investment and impact for social justice through sport in a virtual press conference attended by media and observers from around the nation.
The term social justice can be broadly defined as the degree of fairness or justice in the opportunities and access to resources, wealth, political representation, and privileges within a given society. Recent protests globally have once again put on the forefront the racial injustices that still permeate communities of color, especially Black communities.
The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles held its virtual Town Hall kickoff event with student athletes from View Park High School and LA Promise Charter High School. This event introduced attendees to The Alliance Student Leadership Program that will be available to students at these two schools. Leaders from the 11 pro sports organizations that form The Alliance attended.
The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles hosted the Black Excellence in Sport and Action panel, a discussion between professional athletes about social justice topics. Over 100 student athletes and future leaders participated in the virtual panel from over 23 middle schools and high schools in the greater Los Angeles area.