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Just Sport: A Conversation About Sports, Justice and Activism with Richard Lapchick
New Location: Stetson Chapel at Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Monday, November 4: 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Dr. Lisa Brock, Kalamazoo College, talks with Richard Lapchick
Sports are woven into the fabric of American life. The annual economic impact of sports in the U.S. is at least $15 billion. Over 111 million people view the Super Bowl every year. Seventy five percent of U.S. families with school aged children have at least one child involved in organized sports, and over 500,000 student athletes compete at the collegiate level. This is big.
The glory, honor, and money involved in sports mask a shadowy side: injustice. Richard Lapchick has worked to address this injustice for decades. He is a tireless advocate for racial equity in sports. He is direct about the need to eradicate the human trafficking that hovers around sports. He develops programs that support athletes in accessing education, in overcoming unhealthy behaviors, and in becoming leaders. Come to hear about the state of justice and activism in sports today from one who knows the field well.
This event is a collaboration with and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo College Intercollegiate Athletics, Western Michigan University, The Fetzer Institute, and Transformations Spirituality Center.
The program begins at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.
This event is free but registration is required. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be emailed separately.
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