Floating Fridays: Emma Calow

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Emma Calow, a Visiting Assistant Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss how Black Women have played central roles in social justice movements: credit is not being given where credit is due. This talk will address several sections of this larger research: the lived experiences of these athletes in U.S. White patriarchy that informed their social justice activism; their motivations to engage in activism; and how these Black women athletes use social media as an avenue for activism engagement. Ultimately, Calow argues that these Black women athletes represent a new wave of athlete activism in which they use their disruptive power to self-empower and empower others. Moreover, this research affirms the notion that politics are a profound reality of sport, and, as such, athletes do not operate in a vacuum.   

Friday, December 1, 2023 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Jefferson Building
129 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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