sports activist Richard Lapchick
  • Transformations Spirituality Center
  • Special Event
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Wellness and Healthcare

Sports are woven into the fabric of American life. The annual economic impact of sports in the U.S. is at least $15 billion. Over 111 million people view the Super Bowl every year. Seventy five percent of U.S. families with school aged children have at least one child involved in organized sports, and over 500,000 student athletes compete at the collegiate level. This is big.

The glory, honor, and money involved in sports mask a shadowy side: injustice. Richard Lapchick has worked to address this injustice for decades. He is a tireless advocate for racial equity in sports. He is direct about the need to eradicate the human trafficking that hovers around sports. He develops programs that support athletes in accessing education, in overcoming unhealthy behaviors, and in becoming leaders. Come to hear about the state of justice and activism in sports today from one who knows the field well.

This event is a collaboration with Transformations Spirituality Center, the Fetzer Institute, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College. 

The program begins at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This event is free but registration is required.


Transformations Spirituality Center

Transformations Spirituality Center, a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, offers spiritual programming for guests from any faith tradition, and seekers without a specific tradition. Programs vary to meet people’s needs, and all are intended to support participants in becoming more grounded in the Spirit. Our retreats and day programs use the arts, literature, contemplative practice, and other modalities as paths for growing more authentic.


The Dalton Center at Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo , MI 1200 Academy St.