I had a very interesting debate and interview with the conservative talk show host, Jesse Lee Peterson, where we went into all kinds of fascinating topics: from the Olympic Games, to transgender athletes, civil rights, George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and the equality of men and women. I didn't agree with Jesse (and his audience) on so many of his positions, but it was still plenty of fun and as I always say, no matter young or old, it's important to keep an open mind since we're always in learning mode as students on this journey called life. So, if you want to watch this spirited debate and hopefully have a few laughs as well, I'm linking to the full video and show. Enjoy!
I'm happy to have been invited to deliver the keynote speech for Host City Americas 2021, which took place on June 29th.
I was thrilled to participate in Host City Americas, as they are a forum supporting many of the same values and ideals that I do: one of which, is a call to the return of normalcy after the world suffered a highly challenging 2020. I believe one of the ways the world can unite and come together once again is through our shared appreciation and enjoyment of sports events, athletic competition, and fair and free play. Enjoy!
Host City #HCAM2021
LINK TO THE SPEECH: https://youtu.be/MbjT85zARjk
This was a very interesting appearance, I must say! In this teaser of my upcoming appearance on the Fallen State, I spar with the conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson on a variety of issues, from my position on boycotting the Olympic Games, to social topics like racism, Black Lives Matter, and LGBT concerns.
Overall, despite Jesse being mischievous and playful at times, I had lots of fun and did my best to explain my positions on the issues discussed.
The full, unedited interview is due to release on July 2nd, 2021, and can be watched for free on Jesse's show YouTube channel, located here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrVxw4H4ZJ3LovpdbzF7bw
Whether you agree or disagree with myself and/or Jesse, be sure to stop by and leave a like and a comment!
Here's the article I wrote for The New School's Public Seminar Journal. It's about boycotts.....and why I'm against them, as several in the political community are discussing a potential boycott of the 2022 Winter Games in China.
To learn why I'm against Olympic boycotts and to see who is really harmed by them, I invite you to read my article over at the Public Seminar website!
I am pleased to have been invited to join the global Host City Americas 2021 conference as their keynote speaker - and I'm inviting you to join us on June 29th for this educational and networking event!
From the event:
"With FIFA deciding this year on 23 cities hosting the 2026 World Cup, with Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and with Santiago hosting the 2023 Pan and Parapan American Games, all eyes are on the Americas at this pivotal moment in world history. Host City Americas connects international rights holders and suppliers with event hosts and investors in the Americas.
Participants in Host City events include IOC Members, Sports Ministers, Mayors, International Federations and Organising Committee leaders. Join 1,000+ participants at Host City Americas to discover the opportunities ahead as we emerge from the pandemic to a landscape defined by digitalisation and private investment."
Note that tickets are free, but reservations and booking are required. For more information, read more at the Host City Americas 2021 website:
NoCapSport's Moot Court Madness (Sports Law): Harvard v. Baylor featuring Anita DeFrantz as guest judge
It was an honor and a privilege to be invited to serve as guest judge for NoCapSport's first ever "Moot Court Madness" event, featuring law students from Baylor and Harvard. Take a listen and let me know who you think won this moot court!
It was an honor to join my alma mater once again to participate in their first ever "Sport in Society" panel. I hope you find this discussion informative and refreshing, as I did!
A few months back, I was honored to be invited to speak to a group of middle school students at Crest Academy in Salida, Colorado concerning the traditions of the Olympic Games. After the talk, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a kind hand written thank you card! Thank you to the students of Crest Academy for the opportunity and for the kind note of appreciation.
Crest Academy's official Facebook page can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/salidacrestacademy/