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Sing Nina Simone’s FEELING GOOD and help build an inclusive, democratic chorus in honor of women's athletics and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Executive Director Akilah Carter-Francique joined the sixth annual Black Student-Athlete Summit to discuss the mental health of black women in intercollegiate athletics.
SJSU icons Tommie Smith and John Carlos are two of the honorees named to the 2019 class of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame.
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SB206 Fair Pay to Play Act was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, September 30, 2019. Follow the journey of legislation, issues, and personal testimonies of this bill.
Olympians, athletes, scholars and journalists discussed how the history of athlete activism will influence future waves of social justice at San Jose State's Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism town hall.
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SAN JOSE (KRON) — Sports legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown helped San Jose State University announce the opening of a new Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change this week. SJSU held a star-studded town hall meeting to celebrate the launch, featuring panel discussions by athletes and management from the NBA, NFL, NHL and the Olympics at the Hammer Theatre Center on campus. SJSU alumnus and record-setting discus thrower Harry Edwards co-founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights in 1967 with Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The two icons stars joined a group