Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is pleased to announce that Partner Evan Whitfield will share insights on “Glass Ceilings: Black and Latinx Communities in U.S. Soccer” as part of the week long #FootballPeople Festival hosted virtually from October 19-23, 2020. The programming is geared towards leading an international discussion on inequality and the best course of action to take to bring about change in the future, particularly in the soccer industry.
An Olympian and former professional for the Chicago Fire FC, Evan will share his firsthand experiences and views on the need for change as it relates to ensuring that women and minorities have equal representation among those at the decision makers table. Evan will be joined by panelists Crystal Dunn (Winger, United States Women’s National Team), Dr. Brenda Elsey (Fare), Justin Morrow (Defender, Toronto FC, Black Players for Change), and moderator Grant Wahl (Broadcaster and Journalist). The discussion will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST. To reserve tickets and learn more about the festival lineup, visit here.
Evan brings a 21st century touch to family law. As a former elite athlete having competed on a world stage, he brings the same tenacity, discipline and commitment to his family law practice. His unique perspective and diverse leadership experiences on the field have translated to courtroom success. He connects with his clients and collaborates with them to bring about the best possible result for their cases. Evan makes the complex understandable, builds trust quickly and shepherds his clients through difficult terrain with ease.
In an effort to educate and influence change related to the U.S. soccer landscape, Evan and a handful of other industry standouts came together to create a new organization called SCORE, which stands for Soccer Collective on Racial Equity. To learn more about the organization’s initiatives, visit here.
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