ESPN Powers the First Black Sports Business Symposium

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This past June, ESPN was excited to encourage, support and even maybe make those dreams come true at the first-ever Black Sports Business Symposium powered by ESPN, an annual event that unites, cultivates, illuminates, and celebrates Black professionals and students in the sports business industry at all career levels. The symposium serves as the number-one destination for Black talent acquisition, engagement, and development within professional sports, spanning leagues, teams, agencies, and beyond.

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Disney on the Yard Kicks Off HBCU Summer College Program

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This summer, Disney on the Yard launched its inaugural Disney on the Yard Summer College Program with participants representing 35 HBCUs. This program is a part of Disney’s beloved college program in which students gain on-the-job experience through uniquely Disney learning experiences and is also a testament to The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in action. Connected to this commitment, Disney also provides philanthropic support of HBCUs by funding scholarships and providing other direct grants.

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Spotlight on: Corey Savage, Sr. Outreach & Engagement Manager, The Walt Disney Company

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Although he’s only been with The Walt Disney Company for less than a year, Corey Savage, senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, has logged countless miles, phone calls, and Zoom meetings connecting Disney with Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the nation. Learn more about his role in building community, establishing strong relationships, and sharing the great things happening at HBCUs and Disney.

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Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University Announced

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At ESSENCE Festival of Culture, The Walt Disney Company announced the creation of the Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University, which will create opportunities for historically underrepresented students to have future careers as storytellers and innovators in media and entertainment.

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Celebrate the Accessible with The Walt Disney Company

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In July, we’re Celebrating the Accessible with Disability Pride Month. We’re honoring the diversity and intersectionality of the disability and neurodivergent communities through increased representation, celebration, education, and accessibility.

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Disney to be Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor of ESSENCE Fest

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The Walt Disney Company announced it will be the exclusive entertainment sponsor of the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola®. This year’s celebration kicks off with the Road to ESSENCE Festival with select activations taking place in Los Angeles on June 4, Washington, D.C., on June 11, and Chicago on June 19. It culminates with ESSENCE Fest, which takes place in person in New Orleans and virtually June 30-July 3, 2022.

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Celebrating our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution AANHPI Community

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We’re continuing the celebration by shining a light on our employees across our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment, which is responsible for the distribution of our stories, including through our streaming services and TV networks. Hear from our DMED colleagues about their careers at Disney, their experiences in Disney’s AANHPI community, and the advice they have for the next generation of storytellers.

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