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Janelle JosephUniversity of Toronto professor Janelle Joseph will discuss sport, race, and education in a free public lecture Friday.

Lecture to address anti-racism in sport

A free public presentation Friday, Feb 12, will discuss methods of combating racism within sport.

Janelle Joseph, professor in Critical Studies of Race in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, will deliver her lecture entitled “Sport, Race, and Education: Anti-racism Research and Strategy for Changing Times” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. over Zoom.

Dr. Joseph is the founder and director of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-racism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab and author of the text Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora. Her current research focuses on decolonizing sport studies, and anti-racism activism among Black athletes and educators.

She is a recipient of the University of Toronto’s 2020 Impact Award for Strategic Innovation Initiatives - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Group Award; 2019 Award of Excellence as an Emerging Leader; and 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Award.

This event is part of the Faculty of Human Kinetics Distinguished Speakers’ Series. Log in using the ID 253 293 2926 and passcode 8hZSBN.

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