Levine Museum Partnering With Hornets To Host ‘Swarm The Polls’ Event


Over the past several years, early voting has become increasingly important – but never more important than this year. Voting rights advocates have long defended early voting as a safeguard against attempts to suppress the vote in many communities. In the midst of a pandemic, early voting may be one of the safest way to vote, as well. 

“Levine Museum is all about inspiring civic engagement, so when the Hornets announced programs aimed at getting out the vote, the Museum knew we’d found a civic partner,” said Kathryn Hill, CEO/President of Levine Museum. “We also became interested in exploring the long-time intersection between athletes and civic activism and were so pleased that Coach Borrego, Betsy Mack, and Dr. Jamal Ratchford agreed to participate in a conversation about this rich history. “

Join Levine in a conversation with Charlotte Hornets’ head coach James Borrego; Executive Director of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation & Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Betsy Mack; and historian, sport studies scholar, and professor at Colorado College, Dr. Jamal Ratchford, as they discuss the historical intersection of sports, social justice, and civic engagement and its influence today.

Ms. Jessica “The Girl Next Door”, co-host of the Morning Maddhouse WPEG Power 98, will moderate the conversation.

Join Levine Museum for this free live stream on their Facebook (@levinemuseum), YouTube (Levine Museum of the New South) or website on October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for this timely conversation.