Expect to see Buffalo Bills players all around the Buffalo area Tuesday.
They are scheduled to appear at five separate events, all part of a push to inspire changes to "legislation and institutional culture.”
The initiative comes the same day NFL owners hold their fall meetings in New York City. The ongoing player protests against racial and social injustice during the national anthem are expected to be a major topic of discussion among the owners.
Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander explained the rationale behind the Bills day of action in a tweet:
— Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) October 16, 2017
“Our hope is that this is not just a feel-good moment," wrote Alexander. "[B]ut from these events, relationships are birthed and are continued into the future and become sustainable for the men who come behind us."
The locations and times of the events are as follows:
- The Belle Center (Maryland Street, Buffalo): 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Northwest Buffalo Community Center (Lawn Avenue, Buffalo): 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Matt Urban Hope Center (Paderewski Drive, Buffalo): 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Crucial Catch (One Bills Drive, Orchard Park): 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Police Athletic League (Ludington Street, Buffalo): 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Alexander's statement also said the team plans to meet with local public and political officials to discuss what players can do to bring about change.