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The power of sport for social change: The Olympics and its legacy for London


The power of sport for social change: The Olympics and its legacy for London

This free seminar will investigate the paradoxes and contradictions of sport and social change and will include a keynote lecture by world leading authority on sports and race Professor Ben Carrington of the University of Texas at Austin. 


07/24/2013 18:00


University of East London, E15 4LZ

Moore Development Consultancy presents a discussion on the power of sport for social change and the Olympics and its legacy for London.

Keynote lecture
Sport provides opportunities for promoting social change and justice but what role does sport play in affecting social change for marginalized groups and communities especially BME groups and how far reaching is the impact? Is there a role for sporting celebrity in the context of sport for social change and how can such change be measured? And why are certain high-profile sports embedded within a change agenda and not others? This talk taking place just days before the one year anniversary of the 2012 London Olympic Games will also make the links between sport for social change and examine the real legacy left behind and the impact on the people of Britain today.

Panel discussion
The talk is followed by an expert panel discussion with leading figures from the world of sport and the community with special input from a young athlete.

Panel Members include:

  • Connie Henry - former GB Triple Jumper & Founder of Connie Henry Track Academy plus Connie Henry Track Academy young athlete
  • David Neita - Lawyer/community advocate
  • Michelle Moore - Sports & Diversity Consultant
  • Piara Power - Executive Director of FARE
  • Anna Kessel - Sports journalist for the Guardian
  • Professor Ben Carrington

There will be some special guests on the evening to. A question and answer session followed by a drinks reception will take place.

To book
This is a free event and spaces are limited so please RSVP to to avoid disappointment.

Moore Development

[This event has been edited by the Operating Team]


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