The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change and The Wall of Song Project invite you to sing FEELING GOOD—the song made famous by Nina Simone—as a call-to-action, an anthem of solidarity for women’s athletics and a more equitable, racially just community.

An ongoing collaborative art project, FEELING GOOD acknowledges, celebrates, and builds upon the deep legacy of athlete activism at SJSU.

Join us as we explore the ways in which art and collective singing rituals can, despite our social realities, embolden our voices to work towards a more inclusive community, particularly for Black and Indigenous women, girls, and non-binary athletes of color, who live at the intersection of racial injustice and gender inequity.

Why sing FEELING GOOD? Read our FAQ. 

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Dr. Akilah

Executive Director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change
Associate Professor,
Department of African American Studies, SJSU

Mel Day

Artist, filmmaker, co-founder of The Wall of Song Project.
Interdisciplinary Art Lecturer, Art and Art History Department, SJSU, CA


It’s a new dawn / It’s a new day / It’s a new life / For me /

And I’m feeling good / I’m feeling good

Feeling Good, the song made famous by Nina Simone



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