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Sport, Leadership and Social Change

Join us for this interactive webinar series as we critically examine how leadership, communication, and sport intersect to influence our culture and impact social change. Recently, sport has been a platform for addressing crises of power, gender, and race, not to mention a global pandemic, and brought into focus a need for change. Political, cultural, humanitarian, and health pressures have challenged the sports community to rethink the role and power of sport within society. Each webinar will aim to shed light on the ways sport can lead, and the ways we can lead through sport in 2020 and beyond.

Webinar - Sport in Society: How Sport Influences Culture and Impacts Social Change

As a cultural phenomenon, sport acts as a mirror for society and is equally as complex and contradictory. Sport holds a central place in society, with athletes and sports organizations having stature and visibility. Its worldwide audience cuts across gender, race, and socioeconomic lines, enabling sport to bridge cultural gaps, resolve conflict, and educate people in ways that few other social institutions can.

Join us on November 4, for an interactive webinar with Dr. Jennifer Walinga, from the School of Communication and Culture, as we examine key issues and stories in media and society and the ways sport can call for and promote positive social change.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)