The Cleveland Browns joined other city teams to form social justice alliance
In an early Thursday morning release, the Cleveland Browns announced a partnership with their city’s other professional teams — the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and MLB’s Cleveland Indians — to help with social injustice in Cleveland and other parts of Northeast Ohio.
The alliance between the teams features several key front office members and the head coaches. Browns general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski join other leaders from their sister organizations, in an effort to help improve the relationship between citizens in the area and law enforcement officer. The alliance also strives to increase educational opportunities and encourage voting by everyone.
The social justice alliance will also allow players from all teams to be involved. The social justice teams for each club will work together to find ways to encourage action and bring change to the communities they live and play in.
Andrew Berry spoke on the alliance and what he hopes it will bring out in the community:
"“When Coach Stefanski and I began discussing how we might be able to elevate and broaden that impact by expanding the dialogue to our counterparts in Cleveland, it quickly became apparent that partnering with the other teams in our city would help our region come together so we can collectively address the problems that we’ve all been working to help solve independently.” — via ClevelandBrowns.com"
With many players on the Cleveland Browns being vocal this offseason about change in America being needed, this alliance with the other professional teams in Cleveland is a huge step in the right direction.
It remains to be seen what impact this will ultimately have as a whole to the city of Cleveland and the rest of Northeastern Ohio, but the move is a good one, and a huge step in the right direction for bringing about positive change.