Turning grief and anger into actions is the goal of the Heal America Tour a discussion at Gilley’s in Dallas as well as online. A diverse group of leaders, activists, athletes, and celebrities spoke about racism, police brutality, the fight for equal justice and police reform in the event hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialists.
At the Heal America Tour, activists say policy changes must be accompanied by a change of heart.
There’s a common sentiment that athletes should just “shut up and dribble” and refrain from commenting on civil rights violations that are plaguing Black communities across the United States. But after the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—just the latest examples of the injustice plaguing the nation—numerous athletes, executives and professionals in the sports industry have been stepping up to offer support.