Zachary Draves
About Zachary Draves
Violence Prevention Educator, Activist, MSW Aurora University, Adjunct Professor of Social Justice and Civic Engagement at Dominican University, Aspiring Filmmaker, Alliance for Social Workers in Sports, You Can Play Project Ambassador, Co-Founder of West Chicago Suburbs Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Co-Founder of Racial and Gender Justice in Sports Project, Organizing White Men For Collective Liberation (OWMCL), Organizer Athletes and Advocates for Social Justice

CeCe Telfer: A Profile in Courage

January 20, 2021 0

By: Zach Draves Authentic, unique, and extraordinary: that is how to describe CeCe Telfer adequately.  Not only a superb track and field stand out at Franklin Pierce University, but it also epitomizes the essence of […]

Klette Keller: Olympic Hypocrite

January 20, 2021 0

By: Zach Draves Out of the many faces in the crowd of rioting band of white supremacist domestic terrorists that stood out was that of an Olympic medalist.  His name is Klette Keller. An accomplished […]

Kurtis Gabriel: Hockey and Social Justice Hero

January 16, 2021 0

By: Zach Draves Kurtis Gabriel is an enforcer.  He brings the physicality and toughness that makes hockey so popular to those old and young who relish the games’ essence.  (Courtesy: OutSports) An aggressiveness that OGs […]

Athlete Activism Epitomizes the Best in Us

January 12, 2021 0

By: Zach Draves James Baldwin once described how much he loved America. So much so that he could critique her perpetually.  In other words, the most American action one can take is to challenge the […]

The WNBA Came Through Again

January 7, 2021 0

Girls talkin’ got ya all caught out there Why you thinkin’ that it’s all about ya Forget she told me everything about ya But the girls are talkin’ (Girl Talk, 2002) Those words coming from […]

James Wade: Sprinting For Equality

January 4, 2021 0

By: Zach Draves When it comes to prioritization, Chicago Sky Coach James Wade is coaching with focus. (Courtesy: The Athletic) Throughout this pandemic, he did what every coach should: prioritize the safety and well-being of […]

2020: The Year of the Activist Jock

December 31, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves There is a certain dichotomy that will be inextricably linked to the year 2020.  We want to erase it from our collective memory, but we can never do so.  One of the […]

Chelsea Wolfe: Riding to Tokyo On Her Terms

December 20, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves Intense racing, extraordinary freestyle skills, and jaw-dropping stunts gave BMX its name for the last thirty years.  BMX dedicates itself to improvisation and innovation using zero gravity.  That free-spiritedness drew Chelsea Wolfe […]

David Dinkins: Rest in Power, Mayor

December 11, 2020 0

By: Zach Draves New York lost an icon at the age of 93. A man whose vision of justice and equality opened doors: David Dinkins.  He was the first African American Mayor of New York, serving […]

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