“Just shut up and play football—that’s what they really want us to do. They want us to sit down and shut up. That is the reality of protest. And Colin’s not gonna do that.”
Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
Bay Area Black Journalist Association (BABJA) proudly presents two scholarship opportunities, in the name of Dr. Harry Edwards, for students attending San Jose State University.
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.
“I am both deeply moved and inspired by NIKE’s promotion of the words and image of Colin Kaepernick as part of its 2018 marketing campaign."
Your music still speaks powerfully to my soul and reverberates through the corridors of my mind.
From Protest to Policies, Programs, and Progress.
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.
The Inaugural Sports and the Role Societal Issues Play Event in Coordination with the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards
(ISSSSC) In July, a research team led by Ted Butryn, interim founding director of the ISSSSC and SJSU kinesiology professor, was invited to Los Angeles to participate in the inaugural Sports and the Role Societal Issues Play event in coordination with the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards. Butryn, along with fellow SJSU Department of Kinesiology faculty members Vernon Andrews, Cole Armstrong and Matthew Masucci, moderated breakout sessions of corporate social responsibility professionals from numerous pro teams, leagues and corporate partners, and then delivered a presentation entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of Athlete Activism” to the 40 attendees. They recently submitted an article