(SEWICKLEY, PA) – Sewickley Academy is excited to welcome nationally-recognized speaker, activist, writer, and educator Wade Davis on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00PM in Rea Auditorium.
A former NFL football player for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks, as well as two different teams within the NFL Europe league, Davis is now the executive director of the You Can Play project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination and homophobia in sports. He is also co-founder of the You Belong sports initiative for LGBTQ youth and a visiting professor at Rutgers University.
His writing and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, Out Sports, TheGrio.com, and other media outlets, such as President Obama’s Whitehouse blog. He has appeared on NPR, CNN, and BET. His forthcoming memoir — Interference – chronicles his struggles from growing up in a strict religious household to working and advocating for GLBTQ youth.
Through his work and talks, he tackles issues of bullying, race, coming out, and other forms of discrimination in schools and communities. Wade's message encourages and inspires his audience to excel in all of their endeavors - athletic, personal, and professional.
ALL SEWICKLEY SERIES PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.sewickley.org/sewickleyseries.
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Founded in 1838, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh’s oldest independent school. A premier coeducational, college-preparatory day school, Sewickley Academy enrolls 800 students in prekindergarten through grade 12. For more information, visit www.sewickley.org.