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VIDEO—Citizen Speaks: Athletes & Civic Engagement

Charles Barkley & Connor Barwin on Sept. 8, 2015

On Tuesday, as part of our Citizen Speaks event series, NBA superstar Charles Barkley and Eagles All-Pro linebacker Connor Barwin talked about how professional athletes can make a social impact on their cities in a discussion moderated by Citizen editor Larry Platt.

Thanks to our event partner, The Brownstein Group, and to Arch Street Presbyterian Church for hosting us.

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