2020-2021 Social Justice Grantees
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49ers Social Justice Initiatives
Activism in Sports: Then & Now
In celebration of Black History Month, 49ers B.U.I.L.D. and 49ers social justice grant recipient, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, teamed up for a conversation around sports and activism: highlighting the history and legacy of activism in sports and looking towards the future as athletes today continue to use their platform to contribute to positive social progress. Panelists include 1968 Olympic gold medalist, Dr. Tommie Smith, Fresh Lifelines for Youth Executive Director, Ali Knight, and 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead.
49ers Host Private Screening of the Film 'Just Mercy'
The 49ers partnered with One Community to host a private pre-screening of the film Just Mercy. 49ers players, family and executives watched Just Mercy alongside 20 high school students from African American Community Service Agency. Following the screening, the film's Executive Producer, Scott Budnick, led a group discussion.
Photos: 49ers Make Sizable Donation to Juvenile Justice Reform
The 49ers and Google.org announced a $2.35 million grant to the National Center for Youth Law (NYCL). After the press conference, 49ers Richard Sherman and Earl Mitchell met with 50 Santa Clara County area youth who are currently enrolled in NYCL partner programs.