Soccer Holdings, LLC, parent company of Louisville City FC and Racing Louisville FC, will on Thursday present the next edition of a speaker series at the recommendation of its Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion Committee with an expert panel discussing “Race in Voting.”
This event is the second in a year-long, monthly series of panel discussions hosted by LouCity and Racing on a variety of subjects that examine race relations in the Louisville and sporting communities.
A digitally broadcast event, “Race in Voting” starts at 7 p.m. on both clubs’ social media channels and websites. It will also be archived for viewing later.
“Having experts in their fields educate our organization and our fan base is a great way for us to use our platforms for good,” said Soccer Holdings’ director of community engagement, Evan Floyd. “With the election coming up, we can’t think of a topic more relevant to our community.”
The “Race in Voting” panel will be made up of national and local experts including notable educators, writers and political figures who can shed light on how race has played a role in local and national politics.
This discussion will focus on the history of voter suppression, current polling statistics among minority groups and the importance of making your voice heard.
Panelists will address questions submitted by the Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion Committee as well as topics suggested by the moderator before a question/answer segment to conclude the program. Attempts will be made to take questions from the online viewing audience.
The speaker series kicked off in September with a "Race in Sports" theme. To view it, visit LouCity.com/SpeakerSeries.