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Community Conversations

The NBA family creates opportunities for young people, parents, local leaders and members of law enforcement to sit down and engage in candid dialogue about the challenges we face and our shared responsibility to create change.

NBA All Stars join Conversation with Brotherhood Crusade & LAPD

On February 15, the NBA and NBPA partnered with Brotherhood Crusade and the Los Angeles Police Department to host a community conversation at John Muir Middle School focused on strengthening the ties between law enforcement and the local community. The conversation featured NBA All Stars James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond; NBA Legends AC Green, Horace Grant, Muggsy Bogues, Jason Collins, Felipe Lopez, and Cherokee Parks; WNBA Player Imani Mcgee-Stafford as well as WNBA Legends Swin Cash and Michele Van Gorp.

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Milwaukee Bucks: Building A Stronger Milwaukee

On October 25, the Milwaukee Bucks partnered with the City of Milwaukee, Safe & Sound and Running Rebels to host an interactive “Face-to-Face” community conversation. The conversation paired up 10 adults (including Bucks Guard Malcolm Brogdon, Team President Peter Feigin, NBA Cares Ambassador Tamika Catchings, Mayor Tom Barrett, and 4 MPD officers) with 10 formerly incarcerated or system-involved youth for a facilitated conversation about life, overcoming challenges, and the relationship between law enforcement and young people in Milwaukee.

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Golden State Warriors Host Community Conversation with Local Youth & Police

On October 26, the Golden State Warriors partnered with the City of Oakland and RISE to host a community conversation with young people, law enforcement, and local leaders. Warriors Players Draymond Green and David West joined NBA Cares Ambassador Jason Collins and special guests Daveed Diggs and Mayor Libby Schaaf for the discussion, which brought together 45 high school aged youth, law enforcement, and local leaders for conversation on mentorship, sidelining racism, and police-community relations.

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