Center for Sport and Social Justice
California State University East Bay’s Center for Sport and Social Justice will host “Queering Fields and Courts: LGBTQ Issues in Sport,” Jan. 28-29 on CSUEB’s Hayward campus. The events are free and open to the public.
Several of the workshops will be led by Dr. Pat Griffin, a nationally recognized activist in the field of LGBTQ issues in sport and professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Griffin is the author of “Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport,” and co-author of numerous other publications, including “On The Team: Equal Opportunities for Transgender Student-Athletes, the NCAA Guide for the Inclusion of Transgender Athletes.” She has been an advocate for LGBT equality in sport for more than 30 years. A former university swimming and diving coach, Griffin regularly provides counsel to the NCAA and college and high school athletics programs as they work toward greater LGBTQ inclusion in sports.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Thursday, Jan. 29
In addition to the Center for Sport and Social Justice, these events are supported by Cal State East Bay Athletics; CSUEB’s Department of Kinesiology; Cal State East Bay’s College of Education and Allied Studies; the Office of University Diversity; and CSUEB’s departments of Communication and History.