Gain valuable perspectives on the pursuit of educational equity. Spencer Paysinger, former NFL linebacker and writer/producer of the TV series All American, delivers the keynote address, “Overcoming the
Gain valuable perspectives on the pursuit of educational equity. Spencer Paysinger, former NFL linebacker and writer/producer of the TV series All American, delivers the keynote address, “Overcoming the Obstacles to Educational Opportunity,” for South Puget Sound Community College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Friday,January 12th, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. at SPSCC’s Minnaert Center for the Arts. General admission is $15.
Spencer Paysinger’s journey through life has been marked not only by his accomplishments on the football field but also by his unwavering commitment to advocating for equitable education. Paysinger brings a unique perspective to the conversation, having experienced the challenges and opportunities that come with a career in professional sports. Through his experiences, he has recognized the power of education as a means to break down barriers and open doors to a brighter future.
A Super Bowl-champion linebacker turned Hollywood writer/producer, Spencer Paysinger brought his own poignant story of living in South Central LA and playing football at Beverly Hills High to the hit CW and Netflix series, All American. “It’s a story about being an outsider in two worlds,” says Paysinger, who developed the award-winning show and is integrally involved as a producer. “All American shows that it doesn’t matter where you’re from. We all go through the same sadness, loss and sorrow. It’s a real-life story about making connections and starting conversations between people that may not have had conversations before.”