Diversity Advocate, Former NFL Player Wade Davis to Speak at UM

February 22, 2016

MISSOULA - Public speaker and former NFL player Wade Davis will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana. The event is free and open to the public. Davis is a thought leader, writer and educator on gender, race and orientation equality.

Davis played professional football for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for two teams within the NFL Europe league. Starting in 2014, Davis became the NFL's first diversity and inclusion consultant, focused on ensuring equality for LGBT individuals throughout the league.

In 2012, after publicly coming out, Davis was named the executive director of the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination, sexism and homophobia in sports. In conjunction with YCP, Davis works to develop curriculum, programming, training and conversations focused on inclusion and diversity.

For more information or to request an accommodation, call Adrianne Donald at 406-243-6029 or email adonald@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Adrianne Donald, UM University Center associate director and UC Student Involvement Network lead, 406-243-6029, adonald@mso.umt.edu.