Race and Gender in Sport: Past and Present

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2020-10-29 16:00 - 17:00

In the sixth conversation of (Anti)Racism in Sports online series, Ph.D. candidate of Cultural Anthropology Can Evren and Executive Director at Women’s Wilderness Sarah Murray talk about the role of race, gender, and their intersectionality in sports.

Can Evren is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and works on sport, culture, politics, globalization, and nationalism.

Sarah Murrah has spent her career making the world a more just and equitable place, using sport and play as her unlikely tool of choice. In reality, sport is often the last frontier of unapologetic misogyny and racism. In her work, she has proven that if you can achieve inclusion and advancement in these environments, you can transform communities and societies more broadly. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in over 65 countries on strategies that leverage the power of play for social justice.

Sarah is currently the Executive Director at Women’s Wilderness, a nonprofit organization based in Boulder, Colorado aiming to transform outdoor culture so it’s a place where girls, women and non-gender conforming people can build their confidence, courage and connectedness in the same way that men with dominant identities have always done. She was previously the Executive Director of Women Win Foundation USA, a global NGO dedicated to equipping adolescent girls to achieve their rights using sport and play based strategies. In this role, she spent 10 years supporting the work of grassroots practitioners and activists from Bolivia to Bangladesh and impacting the lives of over 3 million girls.

Sarah spent a decade with the Women’s Sports Foundation, working on issues of health, access and equity from a U.S. perspective. She is a Master trainer with the THNK School of Innovation and provides cross-sector consultancy to influential organizations globally to employ systems thinking, human-centered design, gender analysis and play-based methodologies to address the most pressing social issues of our time. In these capacities, she led projects across sectors with Nike, FIFA, Gap, Vital Voices, the U.S. Department of State and DFID.

A mountain woman at heart, Sarah spends her free time riding, sliding and running on trails and enjoying the outdoors with her wife, Signe and their baby girl, Tallulah.

This is a Farenet #blacklivesmatter in football activity organized by BoMoVu, Oseminars, and Alan Savuması.

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