Wednesday, February 17, 2016

College Sports as an Agent of Change: Diversity Summit Panel at CU-Boulder

UPDATE Feb 19: Here is a report by the CU Independent on how the event went. 

At CU-Boulder tomorrow there is a "Diversity and Inclusion Summit" taking place. We are opening up my class (Introduction to Sports Governance) to a discussion about "College Sports as an Agent of Change," with a distinguished panel of former CU football players dating back to the early 1960s.

Here are some details:
College Sports as an Agent of Change - 11:00am-12:15pm Champions Center
Room 328
facilitated by Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr.

This session explores the governance of university athletics, specifically Black/African-American athletes before and after sports integration. It will raise questions about the power of athletics as an avenue for social movements and social change and will explore the demystification of the “Great Black Athlete” in an educational arena. Former University of Colorado Football players Bill Harris, Estes Banks, Lance Carl, Medford Moorer, Chidera Uzo-Diribe and a current student-athlete will examine the role of athletics at CU-Boulder in an ever-changing world.   
If you are on campus or in Boulder, please come for what will be an interesting and lively discussion.


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