ABC 7 CHICAGO TO HOST EIGHTH IN SERIES OF VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS, DO YOU HEAR ME? A DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE, MODERATED BY ABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER JIM ROSE

ABC 7 Chicago, presents the eighth installment in a series of virtual town halls, DO YOU HEAR ME?  A DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE, Thursday, July 23 at 2 PM on abc7chicago.com.  The hour-long town hall will be moderated by ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports Anchor/Reporter Jim Rose.

The world of sports can provide an important lens through which to examine societal issues.  This week’s virtual town hall discussion will focus on race relations, racism and racial activism in sports.  The discussion will extend to another side of the sports business, the lack of diversity in ownership, management and leadership roles.  Panelists will also explore the impact of COVID-19 on school sports throughout Chicagoland.

ABC 7 Facebook followers are invited to submit questions in advance for possible consideration.

Panelists include:

  • Richard Dent, member of the 1986 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship team
  • Otis Wilson, member of the 1986 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship team

The virtual town hall will also exclusively stream live on ABC 7’s Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC 7’s app, and ABC 7’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.

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