Sports & Culture: Race, Class & Gender

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock, Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

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Sports & Culture:
Race, Class & Gender

Wednesday, November 6th | 9:30am-3:30pm
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, presents a day of learning cosponsored by Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

We'll hear from two experts in the field, followed by a local panel on sports in the Berkshires, followed by OLLI's Voices spoken word ensemble highlighting the voices of athletes who have challenged barriers of class, race, gender and religion since 1919.

University Day registration is $40 for OLLI members, and $55 for non-members, and includes lunch and morning refreshments. Youth and college students may attend at no charge, but must pre-register. Register online or by calling 413.236.2190.  The full schedule follows below:

9:00 Registration & morning refreshments

9:30-10:30am Title IX, Women’s Team Sports and Advocacy
Professor Anne Blaschke, Boston University and U Mass Boston Faculty Member

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45am The Evolution of Social Class and Race as Key Themes in American Sports Fiction
Dennis Gildea, Springfield College, Professor of Sports Journalism

11:45 – 12:00pm Break

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 – 1:15pm Break

1:15 – 2:15pm Sports and the Berkshires panel
Geneve Brossard
, internationally ranked boxer, artist, and boxing coach on her experience breaking barriers in this sport
Larry Moore
, on the history of baseball in the Berkshires including Berkshire natives in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Brandon Dory and Patrick Gordon
, founders of Yes for Change on sports, college and social mobility

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:30 Voices Spoken Word Ensemble performance
Highlighting the voices of athletes who have challenged barriers of class, race, gender and religion since 1919.

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

 


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Partners in education with Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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