Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The first publicly gay athlete, Jason Collins, will appear on a panel this week for CNN Dialogues. The event is titled, Athletes and Social Responsibility: Expectations in the 21st Century  and will be the first “Dialogue” hosted in Atlanta’s new Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum.

The Dialogue will focus on the roles and expectations of athletes, coaches and owners in philanthropy and bridging racial and cultural divides. Other panelists include former NFL player and Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, Pellom Daniels and former gymnast and U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Shannon Miller. The evening will be moderated by former NBA player and CNN Political commentator, Gregory Anthony.

The CNN-sponsored event, presented in partnership with the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, will be held this Thursday, August 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

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