A symposium at the University of Windsor’s downtown campus Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, will examine Canadian experiences in sport in the context of a racialized world.
Telling the Stories of Race and Sports in Canada will feature presentations on such varied themes as race and identity, youth and sports, and untold stories of athletes and teams in Canada’s past, drawing from disciplines including history, human kinetics, art history and librarianship. Displays and stories will focus on athletes from Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex.
The event is part of a multi-phase project developed by a team of scholars at the University of Windsor who have been collecting stories of Canadian athletes of colour with the intention of preserving them for future generations and disseminating them as widely as possible.
The team is engaging scholars, K-12 students and teachers, and members of the general public in exploring, sharing, and documenting these vital chapters of Canadian history.
The public is invited to a lecture Friday by cartoonist Scott Chantler, who will discuss his work to create a mini-comic about the pioneering champion 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars baseball team. The event will run 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the main gallery of the SoCA Armouries, 37 University Avenue East.
For details on the symposium, visit www.uwindsor.ca/raceandsport.