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FC Dallas' Connect | Create | Unite platform will connect and unite diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth community by creating a series of initiatives and programs connecting FC Dallas players and staff with law enforcement officials and local leaders.

The banner program of FC Dallas’ Connect | Create | Unite initiatives will provide five Black and Minority-owned businesses with FC Dallas and North Texas SC sponsorship packages valued at $500,000. The Homegrown Partner Program will deliver unparalleled access to DFW business leaders, athletes and executives while providing marketing, entertainment and commercial growth opportunities.
Regularly-scheduled dinners throughout Dallas/Fort Worth featuring thought leaders who will educate guests and promote an open forum among dinner participants through thought-provoking questions and conversations.
A series of livestreams with FC Dallas players, coaches and staff along with law enforcement officials to encourage candid, productive communication among the diverse backgrounds.
Diversity Committee: A committee within FC Dallas comprised of FC Dallas staff and players focused on discussing topics and executing initiatives related to: empathetic leadership, fostering a sense of belonging throughout the organization and ongoing inclusion. | Diversity and Inclusion Training: Continuing education for FC Dallas staff and executives focused on building a diverse work-force and eliminating implicit bias.
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For more information about any of these programs, please contact Gina Miller at GMiller@FCDallas.com or 469-365-0198.

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Fafa Picault

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At 16 years old, I left my home country to accomplish my dreams and start my career. Throughout my 10 years abroad, I made some amazing friends, shared some of my best life moments, but also lived in a DAILY fight against racism, that often felt like a nightmare. 3 years and some months ago, events led me to return home and play in my country. As much as I love my country and the opportunity to play here, not much has been different socially. No matter how many languages I speak, how cultured I am, how much I’ve educated myself, how much love I spread, my daily battles remain the same. The deaths/killings are a small, yet bold fraction of what myself and those who look like me deal with on a DAILY basis. If a man can be killed in broad daylight, what do you think happens in the professional workforce? When we walk into stores? When cops racially profile us? When you hide your purse in the elevator? When you dismiss us all as drug dealers, upon appearance? When you only treat some of us well, because of our professions? We do not request pity. We do not need apologies. We want change. We want equality. I love every single person on this earth (even those that have done me wrong), but I too STAND today, exhausted. I pray you all are safe, and I pray for the hearts of the wicked. I love you all, God bless ✊🏾#gazelle #blacklivesmatter

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There will be change. #MLSisBlack ✊🏾@bpcmls

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