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Warshan Hussin to Serve on Beyond Soccer Panel

SWB Finance Associate and head coach Warshan Hussin will be featured on a panel at the upcoming Beyond Sport Conference: Beyond Soccer on July 13, 2021.

The panel, Creating a More Equitable Sport in the U.S., will focus on making soccer more accessible and inclusive. Originally from Iraq, Warshan and his family fled to Syria shortly after the war began in 2003 and spent four years there before arriving in Baltimore as part of a refugee resettlement program in 2007 when he was 12 years old. He quickly found Soccer Without Borders and was a program participant until graduating from high school. Now as a coach with SWB Baltimore, Warshan offers a unique understanding of current participants’ life experiences and perspective on how soccer can become a more welcoming and equitable community in the United States.

Beyond Sport is a global organization that promotes, supports and celebrates the use of sport to address social issues in communities around the world. From the Beyond Soccer conference description:

The soccer movement in North America is continuing to evolve - from its increased application as a unique tool to create positive impact on the ground, to the growth and evolution of the professional game. With the spotlight continuously on the world of soccer, and innovative campaigns and initiatives promoting an atmosphere of diversity, equity and inclusion in the game today, the leading global platform in soccer for good is returning again for a new edition in the series.

Join us for a special, virtual Beyond Soccer, as we once again convene leaders from across the soccer industry, business and media. Discussions will include the role soccer plays to promote diversity, equality & inclusion, gender equity, access, and youth development - on and off the field of play.

Sign up today for this free event.

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