Social Impact Leader Ms. Opal Lee and NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony Headline CAA Amplify Livestream Event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
94-year-old social impact leader Ms. Opal Lee is working with ten-time NBA All-Star and philanthropist, Carmelo Anthony, and talent and sports agency CAA’s Amplify platform on a special livestream event to discuss efforts and actions to make Juneteenth a national holiday. The event will stream on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4 pm at amplify.caa.com/juneteenth.
“Juneteenth: The Road To Unity,” will feature a conversation between Ms. Opal and Anthony to discuss the Juneteenth movement and Ms. Opal’s mission.
The event will also include a conversation between U.S. Representative Marc Veasey and CAA’s Head of U.S. Government Affairs, Ty Bland, who will outline the legislative steps required to make Juneteenth a national holiday and the steps to take to support the cause. The event will also include appearances from U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Senator Tina Smith, among others.
In an effort to raise awareness of Ms. Opal’s mission and drive education around the day, “Juneteenth: The Road To Unity,” will be open to all members of the public, and updates and highlights will be shared via CAA Amplify’s social channels.
The event is brought to life by Ms. Opal’s charity, Unity Unlimited, Inc., The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, CAA Amplify and marketing agency, who are united in their passion for helping Ms. Opal bring awareness to the significance of commemorating the abolition of slavery on a national level with a holiday.
Commenting on the event, Ms. Opal said: “This little old lady is so excited to be working with all of these talented young people to help bring the Juneteenth message of unity to America and the world with this special event. I can’t wait to talk all things Juneteenth with Carmelo, and I really hope you can join us. While I have you, please sign our holiday petition if you haven’t already!”
“I’m inspired by changemakers like Ms. Opal who recognize the importance of raising awareness around the past in order to create a more equal future,” said Anthony. “It’s an honor to join her mission to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday and spread the message of unity during a time when we need it most.”