Celebrating Title IX @ 50 Action Toolkit

February 2, 2022, marks the 36th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life. This ISSSSC Sport Conversation for Change will share expert advocate & activists insights on NGWSD and its relationship to and significance with Title IX. We will also share our “Words TO Action” collaborative effort with the Wall of Song Project “Feeling Good”, a social action initiative, created by SJSU Art Lecturer Mel Day: https://wallofsongproject.com/

Feb 17, 2022 12-1 pm PST (Virtual Event)

Confirmed Panelists

  • Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Executive Director of the ISSSSC (moderator)
  • Sarah Axelson, Vice President of Advocacy, Women’s Sport Foundation
  • Dr. Courtney Flowers, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Texas Southern University
  • Dr. Jacqueline McDowell, Associate Professor of Sport Management, George Mason University and Black Women in Sports Foundation
  • Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Sports Media, Ray H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College
  • Mel Day, Artist, Co-founder of the Wall of Song Project
  • Dr. Amy August, Assistant Director of the ISSSSC