The Second Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium on “Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice”
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
45 N College Avenue
The symposium aims to examine the intersections between soccer and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. As the most popular sport on the planet, soccer can often perpetuate stereotypes of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, religion and national or regional origin. More than any other sport, soccer has the power to unite and/or divide people. The reach and popularity of soccer offer unique potential to open spaces for contestation of injustices within greater society. This one-day collaborative event sponsored by the CPC and its member institutions will bring together a diverse group of scholars, journalists, students, athletes, coaches and community members to discuss issues of equality and representation in soccer with a focus on the past, present, and future of the sport.
With the hope of expanding the conversation to the greater field of sport studies, undergraduate students from any institution are invited to submit abstract proposals (250-word maximum) to present research projects (at any stage of development) in poster form on issues of social justice in an area of sporting activity.
Deadline for abstract submission: Saturday, September 8
In your abstract, please include:
Your full name (or names, if a panel)
Academic status (Class of ’19, etc)
Email for submissions or inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org