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Zach Banner to Host Virtual Panel Combatting Anti-Semitism, White Supremacy

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner is hosting a virtual panel aimed at combatting anti-semitism, racial injustice and white supremacy.

The event, a “two-part conversation on combatting anti-semitism, fighting for racial justice and moving forward in unity,” will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The first segment will be Pittsburgh focused, as Banner will be joined by Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue, and Jasiri X, a hip hop artist and co-founder of activist group 1Hood. The trio will discuss “the current national and local crisis of anti-semitism and white supremacy.”

The second portion will be center on “the power of athlete activism, their role and responsibility in engaging in these movements and their priorities in this work as team leaders, national figures and community members.” Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and Washington Mystics forward Alysha Clark will join this portion of the conversation.

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Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will serve as the moderator.

Individuals interested in participating in the virtual event can register here.

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