ISSSSC Educational Toolkits

It is time: voices of athlete activism.

Voices of Athlete Activism

This Voices of Athlete Activism toolkit is designed to provide resources from our panelists, informaton on the role of the athlete in present-day athlete activism, and links to additional resource material that supports the "Voices of Athlete Activism during BLM" conversation. The historical legacy of SJSU’s Olympic Project for Human Rights has served as a foundational movement of athlete activism. While legendary athlete activism from Muhammad Ali to Tommie Smith & John Carlos to Colin Kaepernick or Erosenna Robinson to Wyomia Tyus & Billie Jean King to Gwen Berry & Naomi Osaka has maintained a visible presence throughout time. Dr. Edwards’ "It Is Time" provides great insight and historical contexts for a holistic understanding of and next steps in activism. Should athletes take heed?

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"It is Time: Media and Mental Health"

This Media and Mental Health educational toolkit provides information and resources from ISSSSC's 2021 conference keynote conversation #2. Moderated by Dr. Shaun Fletcher - SJSU Assistant Professor & ISSSSC Academic Affiliate, this conversation probed such issues as "What is the role of the media currently?" and "How are athletes mental health affected by the advent of social media?" Timely perspetives and best practices are shared from Dr. Stephany Coakley - Temple University, Anna Johannes, OLY - Porter Novelli, Mark Spears - ESPN, & Ron Thomas - Morehouse College. We invite you to Join the Conversation with this toolkit and previous

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"It is Time: Call to Action Keynote Conversation"

This Call to Action Keynote Conversation educational toolkit provides information and resources from ISSSSC's 2021 conference call to action keynote conversation co-moderated by Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Executive Director of the San José State University Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change (ISSSSC) and Dr. Travis Boyce, ISSSSC Academic Advisory Board member, Department Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies (AFAM). In the tradition of the ISSSSC, the Call to Action Keynote Conversation is designed as a Town Hall and served serve as a culminating conversation for the two-day conference and provided a Call to Action as we (Re)Imagine Sport in the Age of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter.

View the Call to Action Keynote recording

NGWSD FlyerNational Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) "Celebrating Title IX @ 50"

February 2, 2022 marks the 36th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day. This celebration inspires girls and women to paly and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and characther gained through sport participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and in life. The ISSSSC and the Wall of Song Project proudly share this educational toolkit celebrating girls and women in sport that shares expert advocate & activist insights on NGWSD and its relationship to and significance with Title IX.  We also share our "Words TO Action" collaborative effort with the Wall of Song Project "Feeling Good", a social action inititative, created by SJSU Art Lecturer Mel Day.

View the NGWSD event recording (coming soon)

The Loyola ProjectThe Loyola Project 63 for 63 Screening Series

In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever.  Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain, Lucus Williamson. Woven together with archival footage nd modern day interviews, this captivating story continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality.  The ISSSSC was honored to be one of the 63 Universities in the nation to participate in the screening series and was privildged to have Mr. Ron Miller #42 - Guard of the 1963 NCAA Championship team as our esteemed guest.  This educational toolkit celebrating the 1963 Chicago Loyola Ramblers provides information and resources from the project and our event.

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