Today at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT, three-time NBA champion and back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry will sit down with former President Barack Obama for a candid discussion regarding key themes from President Obama’s recently released memoir, A Promised Land.
The 30-minute conversation will explore integral moments from President Obama’s personal journey and presidency that have informed his views on life, leadership and issues in society, including the importance of mentorship, the influence of strong women and the ongoing pursuit of racial and social justice.
The conversation will be President Obama’s first-ever Instagram Live and take place on the @BarackObama and @StephenCurry30 accounts.
Additional Background on the NBA Family’s Mentoring Efforts
Together, President Obama and members of the NBA family, including Stephen, have worked together to create more opportunities for the next generation of leaders, particularly young people of color.
In 2014, the NBA family became the first sports league to join President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, focused on closing opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.
The NBA committed to partner with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership on a campaign to encourage 25,000 Americans to become mentors over five years.
Using the power of PSAs – featuring Steph Curry and President Obama and more than 10 current and former NBA players – online organizing, and grassroots events in communities around the country, the collaboration has highlighted the power of mentors to change lives.
On February 19, 2019, Obama and Steph took the stage at MBK Rising in Oakland where Steph announced that the NBA family has more than doubled the original goal – driving more than 50,000 new mentoring sign-ups at mentoring.org/nba.
Catch them today, during this historical chat.