Richard Lapchick: Facing Uncomfortable Truths

Presented by Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 17 2021
Richard Lapchick: Facing Uncomfortable Truths

Human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social issues, scholar and author Richard E. Lapchick is often described as “the racial conscience of sport.”

Join us for this live online virtual event featuring Richard E. Lapchick.

He brought his commitment to equality and his belief that sport can be an effective instrument of positive social change to the University of Central Florida in August 2001 where he launched the DeVos Sports Business Management Program.

In 2015, it was named the number 2 program in the world by SportsBusiness International.

Richard is a prolific writer. His 17th book was published in 2018. Lapchick is a regular columnist for and The Sports Business Journal. He has spoken in the United States Congress, at the United Nations, in the European Parlament, and at the Vatican.

He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of the Commonwealth Nations in the category of Humanitarian along with Arthur Ashe and Nelson Mandela.

Lapchick was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. He was named as one of the Beyond Sports Inspirational 50 people (living and passed) who used sports to change the world along with Billie Jean King, Muhammed Ali, and Nelson Mandela.

Richard was named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Sports.

He has received 10 honorary degrees.

Richard was one of 200 guests personally invited by Nelson Mandela to his inauguration after leading the American sports boycott of South Africa from 1975 until the end of the Apartheid.


Free Admission! Only those registered for the event will receive the Zoom link. To register, please visit the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida’s website at Click on “Programs & Events” at the top of the page, then “Strategies For Action.” Click on “Richard Lapchick: The Racial Conscience of Sport.” Finally, click on “Register!”

Contact: 407-628-0555


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  • Feb 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm (Wed)
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