Raising Compassionate Leaders launches sports-focused webinars

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Two upcoming webinars will focus on culture, diversity, and inclusion in sports

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As we cultivate this dialogue – these webinars will focus on the culture-bridging world of sports – we can find more common ground and move our humanity forward.

Raising Compassionate Leaders (RCL) – a leading resource for parents to foster dialogue around diversity and inspire children to respect different cultures, interact from an inclusive perspective, and protect themselves and others from harmful “isms” (racism, classism, ableism, sexism, and more) – has launched a groundbreaking webinar series with two sessions focused on the world of sports. “Cultivating Leadership – On & Off the Court” will occur October 19 at 6:00pm PST and “Athletes as Advocates” will occur on November 19 at 6:00pm PST.

“Cultivating Leadership – On & Off the Court” will feature married couple Alisha Glass Childress (former U.S. national team member, Penn State standout, two-time USA Volleyball Indoor Athlete of the Year, and now an assistant coach for Stanford Women’s Volleyball) and Josh Childress (former Pac 10 Conference Player, sixth overall pick in the NBA draft, co-founder of LandSpire Group to further his personal commitment to community development). The session will focus on how team sports provide youth an opportunity to gain multicultural and diversity perspectives through athletic engagement. RCL will discuss with Alisha and Josh what it was like to play across racial, ethnic, and cultural groups nationally and internationally, and what skills athletes need today to build cultural competence and distinguish themselves as leaders on and off the court.

“Athletes as Advocates” will feature Tim Brown (covered baseball for more than 25 years, written two New York Times bestsellers, was awarded first place in beat writing by the Associated Press Sports Editors) and A. Rafik Mohamed (Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at California State University-San Bernardino, research focusing on domestic drug policy, sports sociology, and issues of racial identity and inequality in the United States). The session will focus on how the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have given rise to athletes utilizing their collective power to bring awareness to issues that have historically been thought best left out of the game, as well as the solidarity between players protesting racism and police violence.

“We are very excited for these important and thought-provoking webinars in October and November,” notes Denica Gordon-Mandel, co-founder of RCL. “As we cultivate this dialogue – these webinars will focus on the culture-bridging world of sports – we can find more common ground and move our humanity forward.”

To learn more, please visit https://www.rcleaders.com or contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at 323-903-7063 or jeannine@freshpr.net.

About RCL
Raising Compassionate Leaders (RCL) provides parent resources as well as corporate and employee anti-bias education. Parents, educators, and industry leaders can use RCL’s free tools, videos, podcasts, discussions with experts, and other resources to: nurture the development of self-identity based on personal attributes and family values; learn about different cultures, challenge assumptions, and foster respect for differences; engage in dialogue that promotes critical thinking; develop communication strategies and the ability to resolve difficult interactions; and inspire and equip the next generation to address diversity and justice through conscientious leadership. RCL also leverages a specific framework called F-E-E-L: F: Foundation | E: Exploration | E: Engagement | L: Leadership. Using FEEL, parents can actively and conscientiously shape the thoughts that fuel their children’s feelings in complex situations regarding culture and community. To learn more, please visit https://www.rcleaders.com or contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at 323-903-7063 or jeannine@freshpr.net.

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