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Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Community Summit Recap + Toolkit

On September 30, 2020, Xenith, in collaboration with the Detroit Sports Commission, the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, hosted the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic (XPKC) Community Summit – Racial Inequality and Sport.  

The XPKC Community Summit featured panels of community leaders and coaches discussing how racial inequality impacted their lives and careers, and how sport has opened the lines of communication and initiated change in their communities. 

The goal of this conversation was to bring awareness to the inequity BIPOC communities experience and to educate athletes about how they can serve as allies to their BIPOC teammates. 

You can view the recordings of the Summit below and download the XPKC Community Summit Toolkit HERE. 

The XPKC Community Summit Toolkit was developed to serve as a discussion guide for the football community when holding courageous conversations on race. Its topics are focused on the key themes of the XPKC Community Summit dialogue.

COMMUNITY LEADERS PANEL: Systemic Causes of Racial Inequality and How to Level the Playing Field

Moderated by Karen Dumas

Featuring:

  • Shawn Wilson - Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
  • Greg Kelser - Lead Analyst, Fox Sports Detroit, Pistons Basketball
  • Judge Mariam Bazzi - Michigan 3rd Circuit Court

 

COACHES PANEL: Using Sport to Address Racial Inequality in Your Community

Moderated by Karen Dumas

Featuring:

  • Coach Corey Parker - River Rouge High School
  • Coach Paul Winters - Wayne State University
  • Coach Thomas Wilcher - Cass Technical High School
  • Coach Justin Cessante - Legacy Center

 

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