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Beyond the field: Sport for Development and Peace

Beyond the field: Sport for Development and Peace

In recognition of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Beyond the Field will facilitate a conversation on the credibility and legitimacy of sport for development and peace in policy and practice.

Date

Wed, 04/07/2021

When: 7 April, 7:00pm EST

Beyond the Field was started in the spring of 2016, as a culminating project led by Wura Olusekun, a former master’s student in the Sport Management Program. The series began with Wura’s desire to extend conversations that were happening in the classroom and to deepen the understanding of critical issues in the sport industry and the world around us.

The Beyond the Field series seeks to create open dialogue around current social and political issues as they intersect with sport by inviting esteemed scholars and practitioners to share their experiences and research.

Facilitated conversations with guests will cover a variety of issues such as gender equity, activism, and racism. By examining these topics through the lens of sport, we aim to create a space to further our understanding-both within the realm of sport and in society.  We're excited to engage in these critical conversations then connect them back to our courses and experiences as part of the UConn Sport Management Program.

In recognition of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace that takes place on April 6 of each year, this timely Beyond the Field will facilitate a conversation on the credibility and legitimacy of sport for development and peace in policy and practice. It will offer the opportunity to examine the evolving and diverse global movement for sport as a vehicle for social change, as panelists explore making the case for the power of sport and its tangible impact on individuals, communities, and societies in the United States and around the world.

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