San Jose University launches the SJSU Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change at "From Words to Action," a town hall meeting featuring sports, media and social leaders discussing the past, present, and future of athlete activism. Featuring the nation's leading voices in athlete activism, from the early moments of the civil rights movement to the present. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member, six-time league MVP. Anquan Boldin, 2015 NFL Man of the Year. Jim Brown, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, three-time league MVP. Danielle Slaton, 2000 Olympics silver medalist, soccer. Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympics gold medalist, 200 meters, track and field, SJSU alumnus. Take Spikes, two-time NFL All-Pro. Chris Webber, five-time NBA All-Star. More leaders: Al Guido, San Francisco 49ers president. Ronnie Lott, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, eight-time NFL All-Pro. Martin Malloy, 2012 bronze medalist, judo, SJSU alumna. Jared Shawlee, San Jose Earthquakes chief operating officer. Keenan Turner, San Francisco 49ers vice president of football affairs and retired 49ers linebacker. Jed York, San Francisco 49ers CEO.