Historically, what has changed to impact athletes efforts for sports as a platform for their activism? • Greater Earning Power • Average Salary Increase • Much more to lose in endorsement potential • Much more at stake economically Ex. Michael Jordan – sweatshop labor with Nike , Tiger Woods – on women’s issues
WANEEK HORN-MILLER • Member of the Canadian women’s Water polo team • Gold at the Pan Am 1999 Games • Survivor, activist, advocate and ambassador
COLIN KAEPERNICK What is Kaepernick’s stance about, and how has it been twisted in the media? For seminar: the timeline of Kaepernick’s protest
SERENA WILLIAMS Sheds light on pay inequality and unfair treatment of female tennis player
MORE JOCKS FOR JUSTICE THROUGHOUT HISTORY
CHALLENGING OPPRESSION • Challenge oppression – make visible and vocal the underlying assumption that produce and reproduce structures of domination • Those who are advantaged have an important role to play in challenging oppression • Men who support women’s rights • Middle and Upper class antipoverty crusaders
“THE REASON THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO STAND TO LOSE FROM CHANGE HAVE ALL THE POWER, AND THE PEOPLE THAT STAND TO GAIN FROM CHANGE HAVE NONE OF THE POWER” NIC COLO M ACHIAV EL LI – A PHILOSOPHER, HUM AN ITARIAN , P OLITICIA N (1469-1527)
“IF PEOPLE WANT US TO BE ROLE MODELS, IT’S NOT JUST SAYING WHAT PEOPLE WANT YOU TO SAY. IT’S PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES A BIT, SAYING THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO THINK ABUT. THAT’S GOOD FOR SOCIETY. MORALITY IS MUCH BIGGER THAN ATHLETICS.” ADONAL FOYLE – NBA GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Does activism, and social justice movements have it’s place within
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