ISSSSC News

ISSSSC Partners with 49ers on LGBTQ+ Activism in Sport Town Hall

San Jose State University’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change and the San Francisco 49ers cohosted Words to Action: LGBTQ+ Activism in Sport May 29, at Levi’s Stadium 501 Club. During the event, Interim Provost Joan Ficke offered welcome remarks, followed by Harry Edwards, ’64 Sociology, ’16 Honorary Doctorate, who founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights at SJSU in the 1960s.

2019-06-03T18:49:57+00:00June 1, 2019|

ISSSSC News

Harry Edwards to join CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

Edwards joins Jason Hason, Mike Lowell and Peyton Manning as the 2018 class of inductees.

2018-05-17T20:23:29+00:00May 12, 2018|

In the Media

On Athlete Activism, Harry Edwards Delivers an Important Message

(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.

2018-01-26T18:17:41+00:00September 14, 2017|

ISSSSC News

Game Changers Panel Discussion

(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.

2018-01-26T23:42:04+00:00July 26, 2017|