Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
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.
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.
In the Media
(NBA.com) NBA TV's Chris Webber attended the Sport, Activism and Social Change event hosted by San Jose State University, where he had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Harry Edwards. Watch Video with Chris Webber, Produced by Jonathan Scott