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President Obama to Participate in ESPN Town Hall on ‘Sports, Race and Achievement’

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-1-18-28-pmPresident Obama will participate in a one-hour town hall to air on ESPN Oct. 11.

The event —  billed A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement — is being convened by The Undefeated, ESPN’s website which focuses on the intersections of sports, race, and culture.

From the ESPN press release:

President Obama will discuss lessons in leadership; the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which aims to address opportunity gaps faced by all youth including boys and young men of color; the current role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; athletes and social activism; the Obama Administration’s actions to provide opportunity for students and more. The President will also take questions from the audience.

The event will be held at North Carolina A&T, and will be moderated by longtime SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett.

“We are honored to host this townhall featuring the president at one of the leading historically black universities in the country,” Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, said in the release. “We expect a vibrant conversation about the present and the future, and about the challenges facing black students.”

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