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Historian, Filmmaker, Former NFL Player to Speak on ‘Race, Gender and Sports’

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To engage the Cal State Fullerton community in a dialogue about intersecting identities and athletics in the United States, the African American Studies Department and College of Humanities and Social Sciences are sponsoring a Wednesday, Dec. 5, forum on “Race, Gender and Sports.”

The free, public event will be held in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion A from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

“In recent years, celebrity athletes like Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams have reintroduced issues discrimination in global sports cultures to mainstream media,” said Natalie Graham, associate professor of African American studies. “The purpose of this forum is to help place these issues in a historical context though film and conversation.”

The event will feature two panel presentations and a film screening:

  • 9:15-10 a.m. — CSUF coaches and student-athlete panel with John Smith, associate head coach for men’s basketball; Cortney Stafford, assistant coach for track and field; Desran Desir, student-athlete in track and field
  • 10-11:15 a.m. — Film screening and discussion of “Through the Banks of the Red Cedar”
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. — Race and gender in sports panel with former NFL player Clinton Jones, filmmaker Maya Washington and UC Merced associate professor of history Kevin Dawson

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