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Event Details

Sport for Social Change Conference

Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sport for Social Change Conference
Drexel Sport Management Student Union & Department of Sport Management
Thursday and Friday, November 13-14, 2014 

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 pm

Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium
A Conversation with Sonny Vaccaro:
Reflections on Life After O’Bannon v. the NCAA
Moderated by Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program 
Friday, November 14, 2014
9:45 am 

Paul Peck Problem Research Building  
Academic Bistro, 6th Floor
9:45 am 
Welcome Remarks
10:00 am
The Aspen Institute’s Project Play & Promotion of Physical Literacy
Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program 
11:00 am
College Sport At A Crossroads: Perspectives on the Demise of NCAA
 Sonny Vaccaro, former marketing executive and college athlete advocate
12:00 pm
 The Washington R-Word: Racial Politics, Legal Challenges & Social Harms
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Holdugee Muscogee), writer, poet, lecturer, curator, policy advocate
2:00 pm 
Sustainability Movement and Food in Sport Organizations Panel  

(speaker confirmations pending)
2:50 pm
Closing Remarks  

3:00 pm
 Closing Reception and Networking Event  

This event is free and open to the public. 

Pre-registration can be done here
  In the event you are unable to attend the event, it will be available live via webcast: 

Anyone who has a disability and is requesting an accommodate in order to have equal access during this event should contact the Drexel University Office of Disability Resources.  They can be reached by phone at 215-895-1401 or by email
 Donations are accepted to fund scholarships, programming and events for students in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.

Contact Information

Dr. Ellen Staurowsky

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Bossone Research Center
Mitchell Auditorium
3140 Market St
Paul Peck Research Building
Academic Bistro
101 N. 33rd St, 6th Floor


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