Athletes for Impact Core Team includes former and current athletes, managers, publicists, agents, and academics that that have played a critical role in integrating themselves and other athletes into social justice efforts. Athletes for Impact is managed by Revolve Impact, a creative media company that utilizes radical imagination, arts, and culture to transform global power, politics, and people.
Athletes for Impact is a groundbreaking effort to connect athletes with communities to positively transform America. By leveraging the influence of prominent athletes, and connecting them with grassroots efforts, Athletes for Impact educates and encourages people of all backgrounds to engage in collective social action.
Athletes have a long history of being part of resistance movements. But often the athletes who speak out and take stands do so as individuals. Athletes for Impact is an attempt to give an organizational expression to the voices for social justice in sports that have increasingly emerged over the last few years.
The need for such collective organizing is especially urgent right now. We come together united as athletes to support each other and to support causes that are critical to transforming America. We speak out against racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. We advocate for education, health, young people and the communities that we come from. We will continue to speak out on local community issues in ways that never make the media. But, the real purpose of Athletes for Impact is to take action. As a network of athletes, we will do all we can to ensure a more just, fair, and equal society for all.
We the undersigned people from the world of sports are claiming our place at the front lines of the fight for a better world. There is too much oppression, too much pain, and too much hate throughout this country and we can no longer afford to be silent.
Athletes for Impact believes that athletes should be celebrated for their work as activists and that all athletes can add value to social justice movements, no matter how many endorsements they have or how big their playing contract. Athletes for Impact believes: