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Black female athletes and the politics of resistance

October 14, 2020 — 

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is excited to announce the upcoming instalment of the Research Seminar Series.

Black female athletes and the politics of resistance

Presented by Dr. Delia Douglas, Anti-Racism Lead, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. via Zoom.

The visibility of the public protests of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is matched by the invisibility of his Black female counterparts, change agents in their own right, and integral to Black liberation struggles. This presentation concerns the activism and resistance of Black female athletes.

Delia D. Douglas holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Douglas has taught in both Canada and the U.S. Her research and writing are interdisciplinary drawing upon critical race and gender studies, cultural studies, and post-colonial scholarship. Her areas of interest include Black studies, sport studies, equity and higher education, race, racism and the law, and qualitative research. Dr. Douglas’ work is attentive to the continuing significance of the legacies of enslavement, imperialism, and colonialism in the organization and operation of everyday life in the present. In September 2019 Dr. Douglas was appointed anti-racism practice lead in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing.

Prior to Dr. Douglas’ presentation, FKRM graduate studies student, Christine Vleck, will present Understanding Sport as a Pathway to Sexual Education: An Exploratory Study.

The Research Seminar Series annually features presentations by visiting scholars, research affiliates, and invited guests. The Seminar Series has also been a valuable opportunity to collaborate with other UM units and community organizations.

Zoom meeting details:
Meeting ID: 842 6029 6244 
Passcode: 4MwAzq 

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