What people are saying
Forbes - November 28, 2020
Feedback from people who have attended the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Team Building Program:
NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM BENEFIT PROGRAM
"This is a must watch for anyone who is a baseball fan." - Donovan Mitchell, NY Mets, Director, Diversity & Inclusion
"My wife and I LOVED your film. We were both teary-eyed and inspired throughout the entire 42-minute film." John G.
DIVERSITY LAB / ORRICK
"Thank you, all. It was such a great program and so very relevant!" - Jake Heath, Orrick, Partner,
AMDA / AMERICAN MUSICAL DRAMATIC ACADEMY
“My institution screened The Other Boys of Summer for our students and faculty this year, via Zoom, and it was no less than a transformative event. The screening provided a much needed teachable moment about the history of the struggle for racial equality through the lens of baseball as well as providing a profound discussion amongst our students and faculty. I highly recommend The Other Boys of Summer as a deeply relevant film for this generation of college students.”
"Spartanburg will never be the same! The film was truly amazing! " - Luther Norman, Youth Sports Bureau
"We are using storytelling to get us to understand each other’s stories and contributions. Highly recommend The Other Boys of Summer." - Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri - Partner, CHRO
"I'm still on a high from the private screening of "The Other Boys of Summer" that our The NETwork National team held today...it was food for my soul." - Latya Taylor
“The showing of “The Other Boys of Summer” at the SC Johnson facility was wonderful. Fantastic venue, incredible movie, and a terrific audience. If this traveling film comes to your town, take every baseball fan you know. You won’t be disappointed. I’m thrilled it was brought to my part of the country.” - Lou Olsen
PROCTER & GAMBLE
99% "The Other Boys of Summer Documentary was engaging, and the information shared was impactful."
99% "The program was worth the time I invested."
"The Other Boys of Summer Documentary was inspiring, emotional, dynamic and relevant to how to create an environment of inclusion in today’s culture."
"The theme has a great way to mix, history, sports, civil rights. it was really great."
"The film provided a great, positive way to discuss key issues in society.
"It allowed me to feel as if I could make a difference."
The movie left me feeling "empowered".
I was "Inspired. I went home and made sure my son was re-signed up at the local league for this upcoming season.""
TEXAS RANGERS YOUTH ACADEMY
"I felt encouraged by the response of the youth who attended the screening. Many of them seem genuinely engaged and asked good questions."
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
"As a fan of Major League Baseball, I was and am happy to see the story of the Negro League being told. The contributions these players made to the game and civil rights movements should never be forgotten."
"The film broadened my view of baseball. We need more films like this."
SEATTLE MARINERS COMMUNITY GIVEBACK
"That film is so good. You really hit it out of the ballpark."
Dave Simms - Mariner's Broadcaster
"One thing that stood out to me was Mamie Johnson. The story of a woman who played for the Clowns for 3 years. That was the part I was drawn to. Hearing her talk."
Kyle Lewis - 2020 AL Rookie of the Year
MLB - THE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
"Everyone thank you for making this a great, informative and engaged event. The film is fabulous."
The Reds Community Fund was honored to partner with Lauren Meyer to host a showing of “The Other Boys of Summer” at our Youth Academy in early February. As we are always looking for compelling material for our monthly high school seminars, our introduction to Lauren couldn’t have been more timely. The documentary and discussion attracted a packed audience of kids, coaches and families and the length and style of the feature made for an ideal two-hour session. Not only did Lauren’s film share the story of the Negro Leagues in a creative and compassionate manner, but the production back story resonated with our group as well. Lauren also participated in a panel discussion following the film that allowed us to cover additional topics that mattered to our student-athletes and guests. I’d highly recommend that other teams and communities consider this opportunity to share the Negro Leagues history and embark on a social and cultural conversation that’s more relevant today than ever.
Charley Frank, Executive Director, Reds Community Fund