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Black Bodies in Leadership: Journey of the Black Quarterback

On February 20, 2020, the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University brought together a multi-generational panel of former and current quarterbacks to explore the history of those that have held the position, the status of black men represented in leadership today, and the best path for success going forward.

Around the World

Around the World is a live conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport.

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival: Race & Sport Short Documentary Competition

The Global Sport Institute at ASU partnered with the 17th Annual RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival presented by Run & Shoot Filmworks for the inaugural competition in celebration of the annual theme, Race and Sport Around the Globe.

Sport and The Body: Theme Launch Luncheon

The Global Sport Institute launched our 2019-2020 theme, Sport and the Body, to ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport.

1968 to 2018: Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

The Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University hosted an event on October 23rd, 2018 tracing a timeline of athlete activism in the U.S. with an emphasis on the iconic moment atop the Olympic podium in 1968.

Indigenous Identity and the Athletic Experience

Billy Mills shares his experience as an Indigenous athlete and how identity interacts with the industry of sports.

Global Sport Summit 2019

On March 28th-29th the Global Sport Institute @ ASU brought together individuals and organizations from a diverse set of disciplines. Conversation, ideas, and actions were discussed around the Institute’s annual theme: Race and Sport Around The Globe

Masculinity, Identity, & Moving Forward: I am Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly LGBTQIA+ athlete drafted by the NFL, opens up about his story, masculinity, and defining oneself in the 21st century.

Renaissance of the African-American Athlete

In February of 2019 on the ASU Downtown campus, the Global Sport Institute held an event with the oldest living American gold medalist, Harrison Dillard, and the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist, Herb Douglas, to commemorate Black History Month.