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L.A. teams form ALLIANCE to pursue social justice

Field Level Media
15 Jul 2020, 02:19 GMT+10

The city's 11 professional teams launched The Alliance: Los Angeles on Tuesday to promote issues of social justice through sports.

"Following the recent protests nationwide, the 11 teams have united to address racial injustice, develop educational opportunities, and support other important issues facing communities of color, particularly Black communities," the organization said in a press release. "The 11 teams will advocate for social justice, address disparities and take actions to help end racial inequality."

The comprehensive five-year commitment includes support for the Play Equity Fund's social justice movement in the L.A. area and to amplify the work of Accelerate Change Together (ACT) in Anaheim, Orange County.

The 11 teams involved are the NHL's Ducks and Kings, MLB's Angels and Dodgers, NFL's Chargers and Rams, NBA's Clippers and Lakers, WNBA's Sparks and the MLS' Galaxy and LAFC.

"The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles is an unprecedented collaboration by sports organizations recognizing the impact they can have by working together, and they should be commended for seeking to make significant changes in communities of color," said Renata Simril, president of the Play Equity Fund.

"The Los Angeles region is one of the world's most competitive markets, and sports is one of the world's most competitive industries. But these organizations are putting their competitive instincts aside to work collaboratively for social justice."

--Field Level Media

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