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Let’s Sweat! A Critical Race Theory Spotlight on the Health of Sports

October 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Flyer for Deborah Stroman lecture

This event qualifies for 2.5 hours of credit toward the Gillings School’s annual inclusive excellence training requirement for faculty and staff.

This seminar will examine the connection between Critical Race Theory and college sports. This multi-billion-dollar business has clear commercialization motives that mirror the tenet of “interest convergence.” In addition, the ongoing cry for athlete awareness, belonging and empowerment aligns with the principle of “centering the marginalized.” Hear from leading voices as they share their perspective on this impactful industry.

Host: Deborah Stroman, PhD, founder of the Center of Sport Business and Analytics and adjunct associate professor of health behavior in the Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights concentration at Gillings, began the fall seminar series to bring attention to the intersection of public health and race matters.

Akilah R. Carter-Francique, PhD, professor at San Jose State
Gary Charles, founder of Advancement of Blacks in Sports
Billy Hawkins, PhD, professor at the University of Houston
Christopher Parker, PhD, professor at the University of Washington
Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, professor at Ithaca College
Chelsea Townsend, founder of C-Town Sports Agency 

Registration required.