Hosted by NBA Champion, Turner Sports analyst and Vera Institute of Justice trustee Caron Butler, the series is part of the NBA family’s efforts to address issues of racial injustice and normalize the conversation around race.
Candid conversations with civil rights leaders, NBA and WNBA players, legends, coaches, and executives have focused on systemic racism, civic engagement, police brutality, and other issues impacting Black and Brown communities.
The series has featured more than 30 episodes with a wide range of guests including Milwaukee Bucks’ and 2019-20 End-of-Season NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner George Hill, the WNBA’s Natasha Cloud and Renee Montgomery, Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban and others.
To date, the series garnered over 7M video views.
You can view all the episodes here.
Looking ahead to next week’s election, the program finale fittingly focuses on voting and civic engagement. The NBA and WNBA family has been working with non-partisan civic organizations to help expand voting access and encourage fans to make their voices heard. Caron will be joined by three leaders from organizations working to combat voter suppression and empower voters with the information they need to safely cast a ballot:
- Elsa Collins, Founding Member and Advisor to I am a voter
- Kyle Lierman, CEO of When We All Vote
- Addisu Demissie, Executive Director of More Than A Vote
The show will air on @NBA Twitter tonight (Oct. 29) at 6:00pm E.T.
Throughout the past six months, Caron has hosted 41 total episodes of NBA programming addressing social justice issues.
Prior to “1-on-1 with Caron Butler,” Caron also hosted a virtual roundtable series that examined the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on communities of color, featuring leading voices from the NBA and WNBA family, public health experts and social justice leaders.
The series has featured episodes including Bryan Stevenson, Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce and DeWanna Bonner discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the correctional system, Andrew Yang, Jeremy Lin and Vanita Gupta on countering Anti-Asian discrimination, Valerie Jarrett, Marc Morial, and Grant Hill discussing coronavirus and Black America, Adam Silver, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Magic Johnson sharing an in-depth discussion on systemic racism, and others. In total, the program garnered 4.6M video views across 8 episodes.