Ahead of 2020 Kickoff, NFL Media and Queen Latifah will present the Inspire Change Special on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Hosted by Queen Latifah, the one-hour program will highlight the efforts of NFL players, Legends and others in the NFL family to advance social justice and equality.

Through Inspire Change, the NFL, NFL clubs, players and Legends have been hard at work over the past several years working together to create positive change in communities across the country.

With a focus on the four key pillars of Inspire Change — education, economic advancement, police and community relations, and criminal justice reform — the league has provided more than $70 million in social justice grants, including national grants to 20 nonprofits across the country, while supporting the local work of NFL clubs and players.

The Inspire Change Special will examine how longstanding social injustices and systemic racism have changed how the NFL approaches social responsibility, community outreach and civic engagement led by NFL players, while lifting the voices of the players themselves.

The Inspire Change Special will include:

  • An original poem by the Seattle Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett featuring voices of players, including the New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley, Los Angeles Rams’ Jalen Ramsey, and more.
  • A discussion with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith led by NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico.
  • A discussion with NFL Network’s Steve Wyche and the Los Angeles Chargers
  • A preview of the league’s new “Say Their Stories” series and an interview with the New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara about efforts to honor victims of systemic racism and social justice heroes
  • An interview with Players Coalition task force members Kelvin Beachum of the Arizona Cardinals and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots by Andrea Kremer
  • An essay written by the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald on the importance of exercising your right to vote in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis

NFL Network will re-air the Inspire Change Special on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET. The interview with Tirico, Goodell, and Smith will be available on NBCSports.com following Wednesday night’s broadcast on NBC.