Idea Factory: Student Athletes Matter: Social activism for change
January 25, 2022
Are student athletes expected to be role models & social activists?
A social activist is a person who works to achieve political or social change as a member of an organization, stands for a cause, or addresses a particular aim & injustice. In this idea factory presentation, explore why it’s important for college students & athletes to stand and speak-up peacefully for a cause or injustice. Athletes now have the right to use their sport platform as name, image, and likeness (NIL) for personal profit. But, what if more athletes used their NIL brand to bring attention to a cause or an injustice? Learn about social activism from LTU students, athletes, and a coach who will share how and why they’ve taken a knee, raised a clenched fist, demonstrated publicly, marched in protest, and other forms of social activism.