ISSSSC Annual Conference

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It is Time: Voices of Athlete Activism.

It is Time: Voices of Athlete Activism

DATE: October 21 – 22, 2021

In this second annual conference, ISSSSC discussed the social activist work of Dr. Edwards through an examination of a pivotal year of social movements, social change, and the sporting voices of athletes.

This conference hosted keynote panels, change agent organizations, student research & thought presentations, and educational teachings with ISSSSC’s Words to Action workshops. Moreover we invite our allies, supporters, and novices to sports justice to develop their understanding, and grow in their ability and leadership to promote change.

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Dream With Your Eyes Open

Dream with your eyes open with an illustration of a runner made of lines.

(Re)Imagining Sport in the Age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

On November 12–13, 2020, the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change welcomes you to the inaugural Sport, Society and Social Change Conference. This two day event is designed to continue the legacy of equity and social justice by addressing the issues and challenges in sport. We invite students, faculty, professionals and the community to attend, share their voice, and hear from experts, practitioners and rising scholars that are working to continue to challenge the boundaries of sport and activism.

The theme of our inaugural event is “Dream With Your Eyes Open: (Re)Imagining Sport in the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.” The event program will include keynote addresses, informative panels, presentations, and community conversations to illuminate the experiences, identify the on-going challenges, and acknowledge the efforts of people, groups, and organizations to promote social change.

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