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Power of Sport Summit 2008: Call to Action


Power of Sport Summit 2008: Call to Action

On June 14 and 15, 2008 a diverse field of academics, administrators, practitioners, and advocates united for the first Power of Sport Summit: A Participatory Forum on Sport and Social Change.

The event was hosted by Sport in Society at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The objective of the Summit was to Raise Awareness, Challenge Thinking, Open Dialogue and Inspire Leadership in order to define concrete actions needed to advance the sport and social change movement. To achieve these goals, the Summit was constructed using a “scholar-educator-activist” framework, in which the passion and experience of all participants was necessary to achieve learning and action.

Throughout the interactive meeting, participants worked together to define what they considered to be the most pressing issues involving the intersection of sport and social justice and developed concrete steps to address them. The following call to action thus represents the unified voice of all participants. It provides a brief overview of the topics which emerged and outlines those actions deemed necessary for effecting positive change in and through sport.

Download the full version of the Power of Sport Summit 2008: Call to Action for more information.


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Sport in Society


Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 23:00


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