Join Dr. Carter-Francique and The Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum. The event will take place virtually on Thursday, July 9, and Friday, July 10. There will be FREE registration and will be presented via a Zoom Webinar.
Join Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique as Behind the Whistle presents: SCHEMA 2020.
San Jose Museum of Art showcased conceptual artist Glenn Kaino collaborative work with 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith.
Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
In the Media
Harry Edwards, '64 Sociology, '16 Honorary Doctorate, sat down with Michelle Martin on the PBS program Amanpour & Co. to discuss the many links between sport and social justice.
"Victory Salute," the Smith/Carlos sculpture and SJSU's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library makes us proud of our legacy and reminds us of King's support of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Today, we take a moment to reflect on this day’s significance.
From Protest to Policies, Programs, and Progress.
As painful as it is to recall—and in some ways, relive—her personal trauma, when Brenda Tracy began sharing her story with college football teams and coaches across the nation, she discovered opportunities to encourage a proactive dialogue about sexual violence.
In the Media
(Boston Globe) | By Christopher L. Gasper He is one of the most pivotal and influential figures in the last half-century of American sports. Yet you can’t buy his throwback jersey or find his old trading card. He doesn’t have a signature sneaker that enjoys reverence almost 15 years after he last played like Michael Jordan. But few have done more than Harry Edwards, the renowned sociologist, civil rights activist, and inveterate advocate for the black athlete, to change the way athletes are viewed — not just as one-dimensional performers, but as three-dimensional people with beliefs.
(ISSSSC) The specific focus of the panel discussion was to explore the misconceptions and misunderstandings that unknowingly characterize relationships between the media and athletes of diverse backgrounds. In the absence of real dialogue between the two groups, stereotypes and misrepresentations are instilled and normalized by the sports media. The goal of this discussion was to expose and explode the myths cloaking athletes and those who report on them. ISSSSC and BABJA were excited to present this panel that took a look at difficult issues from an important perspective. Panelists Include: Harry Edwards Talia Caldwell Jason Jones Marc J.