Dr. Matthew Atencio | California State University, East Bay, USA
Dr. E. Missy Wright | California State University, East Bay, USA
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm (PST) | via Zoom
Faculty Host: Dr. Yuen Sze Michelle Tan
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In this discussion, the co-directors of the Center for Sport and Social Justice will theorise the roles and practices of social justice organizations working in concert to use community sport as a vehicle to support youth. Using capital and field theories, they will outline various partnerships and cooperative practices that reflect youth sport coaching networks emerging in the Bay Area. They also outline social, cultural and economic benefits that may be found within various “public-private” youth sport coaching fields that have arisen under neo-liberalism.
Dr. Matthew Atencio, California State University, East Bay, USA
Matthew Atencio is a Professor within the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. Matthew is a co-director of the “Center for Sport and Social Justice” which is a multi-disciplinary faculty and community leadership organization that aims to use sport as a vehicle for positive social change. He has researched social justice and equity issues in global contexts such as France, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. He has recently co-authored three books, “Moving Boarders: Skateboarding and the Changing Landscape of Urban Youth Sports” (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), “Adventure and Society” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), and Sociology of North American Sport 12th Edition (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Dr. E. Missy Wright, California State University, East Bay, USA
E. Missy Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. She is a co-director of the Center for Sport and Social Justice and teaches courses in sport sociology, sport psychology, and research methods. Missy’s research and service center around social justice and sport projects and she co-authored a book and several research papers related to this work.