ASU Positive aspects New Companions for the 2022 Reebok Human Rights Awards
Courtesy of Alabama State College
Reebok, the enduring way of life model, at present introduced the return of its celebrated Reebok Human Rights Awards program which, starting in 2022, will honor extraordinary activists on the planet of sports activities and athletics. With this shift to a higher concentrate on the intersection of human rights and sport, Reebok has partnered with the Sports activities Illustrated Awards (SI Awards) to rejoice this 12 months’s honoree alongside a few of the finest athletes on the planet. The honoree may also obtain a money reward to help their work. Moreover, the honoree will obtain steering and mentorship from Reebok and its concerned companions.
Along with Sports activities Illustrated (SI), program companions embrace Alabama State College (ASU), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and RISE. To broaden this system’s attain and amplify its impression, Reebok and SI will present award finalists with an unprecedented platform and unparalleled attain for his or her tales to be heard around the globe.
Moreover, Reebok introduced this system’s newly reconstituted Board of Advisors, which incorporates Amber Hikes, Chief Fairness and Inclusion Officer of the ACLU; Cynthia Roseberry, Deputy Director for Coverage, Justice Division of the ACLU; Dr. Regina Moorer, Assistant Professor at ASU; Monique Holland, Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Employees of Athletics at Northwestern College; immigrant rights activist Sara Mora; the previous Nationwide Director for the Youth and School Division on the NAACP, Tiffany Dena Loftin; Govt Director of the Shaquille O’Neal Basis, Kari Uyehara; Zoe Henriquez, VP of Strategic Alliances & Improvement at RISE; Michael Sherman, VP, Media Manufacturers at Genuine Manufacturers Group (ABG), proprietor of the SI and Reebok manufacturers; and Reebok’s personal, Chloe Mann, a member of the model’s Human Rights Now workforce.
The Reebok Human Rights Awards program, which beforehand ran from 1988 to 2007, was revived in 2021. This system has a historical past of greater than 80 recipients from practically 40 nations. The legacy program highlighted people doing impactful work to advertise human rights and combat injustice and supplied funds to assist them proceed of their vocation. Previous recipients embrace Winona LaDuke (1988); Li Lui, Wang Dan, Chai Ling, and Wu’Er KaiXi (1989); Bryan Stevenson (1989); Van Jones (1998); and Vanita Gupta (2004).
“The necessity to advocate for equality and human rights has by no means been higher. We’re proud to, as soon as once more, rejoice and help people who’ve devoted their lives to combating for a greater world,” stated Reebok President Matt O’Toole. “In 2022, with the help of Alabama State College, the ACLU, RISE and Sports activities Illustrated we’re tightening the main focus this system on the world of sports activities and athletics, whereas additionally increasing the attain of this system. Reebok, and all of our companions have a shared objective to help those that are combating for significant change.”
“Alabama State College (ASU) is pleased with its partnership with Reebok, the ACLU, RISE and Sports activities Illustrated in advancing the reason for social justice and celebrating individuals who boldly and selflessly carry the banner for human rights,” stated Alabama State College President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. “The 2021 return of the Reebok Human Rights Awards was each memorable and galvanizing. I used to be significantly inspired to hearken to the award winners’ tales and listen to their firsthand accounts of their humanitarian efforts. We’re excited to take part within the choice course of once more this 12 months and sit up for celebrating the brand new cohort of deserving award recipients.”
“Reebok’s partnership with the ACLU, Alabama State College, RISE and Sports activities Illustrated, has set an business customary for recognizing and honoring the subsequent era of activists,” stated Anthony D. Romero, Govt Director of the ACLU. “Presently, all organizations and companies have to double down and do rather more to dismantle systemic racism and construct our communities. We’re simply getting began.”
“Along with our joint missions to make sure equitable rights for all, RISE is thrilled to accomplice with Reebok for the second straight 12 months to honor change makers of their communities,” stated Zoe Henriquez, RISE Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Improvement. “The management position folks have taken on to advertise human rights is actually inspiring, and we’re excited to see and listen to the methods the nominees are utilizing their voices to assist unify our nation by means of sports activities.”
“The SI Awards rejoice the most effective athletes on the planet and packages just like the Reebok Human Rights Awards, which fund organizations dedicated to supporting social justice, equal entry, and human rights by means of the lens of sport, assist form the subsequent era of SI Award winners,” stated Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO of ABG. “We sit up for seeing the entire superb issues that this 12 months’s nominees are as much as.”