National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration
Wall of Song Project: FEELING GOOD
Celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day through a Wall of Song
Since 2019, the ISSSSC and The Wall of Song Project have been inviting athletes, fans, students and community supporters to sing FEELING GOOD—the song made famous by Nina Simone—as an anthem of solidarity and a call to action for women’s sport and a more equitable, racially just community.
Celebrating IX: National Girls and Women in Sport Day & Title IX @50
February 2, 2022, marks the 36th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life.
Join us for the February ISSSSC Sport Conversation for Change where we will share expert advocate & activists insights on NGWSD and its relationship to and significance with Title IX. And to celebrate our SJSU Women Athlete Honorees.
We will also share our "Words TO Action'' collaborative effort with the Wall of Song Project "Feeling Good", a social action initiative, created by SJSU Art Lecturer Mel Day: https://wallofsongproject.com/
February 18, 2021
Join the San José Museum of Art, San Jose Jazz, the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change (ISSSSC), and the Wall of Song Project as we explore the power of art, sport and the rituals of collective singing to create positive social change.
In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), this online, multidisciplinary event will feature an interview with Grammy-nominated jazz powerhouse Ledisi, a solo by special guest soprano Danielle Marie and Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, PhD (ISSSSC) hosting a Sport Conversation for Change, focusing on the importance of NGWSD to “inspire girls and women to play … and realize their full power.” Everyone is invited to add their voices to the Wall of Song Project by singing FEELING GOOD—the song made famous by Nina Simone—as a call-to-action, an anthem of solidarity, mental and physical wellbeing for all, and advocacy for women’s athletics and a more equitable, racially just community.
- Mel Day – Lecturer AY-B, Art and Art History, San José State University
- Dr. Amy August – Assistant Director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change, San José State University
- Bonnie Sugiyama – Director PRIDE & Gender Equity Center, San José State University
- Dr. Tamar Semerjian – Chair & Professor Department of Kinesiology, Faculty Athletics Representative, San José State University
- Dr. Jalylah Burrell – Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies, San José State University
Greg Bridges interviews 12-time Grammy-nominated Ledisi on the significance of Nina Simone: