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:
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.