Sports and Sexual Violence: A Community Discussion

Date: 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Lowell House Junior Common Room

 

Co-sponsored by Academic Ventures at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. From Baylor University to University of Minnesota to the Ivy League, 2016 saw a number of high profile gender violence and sex discrimination cases involving athletes. Are sports part of the problem? Can sports be part of the solution? What role should athletes, coaches, schools, athletic departments, and the NCAA play? A panel of athletes, sports industry representatives, legal experts, and activists will address these questions and others, as well as offer their reflections on how we all can contribute to creating a culture of sexual respect among athletes and the whole community.