Athletes, too: How will the sports world tackle sexual assault?
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with a sports journalist and athletes about how the #metoo movement has rocked the sports world.
Gymnasts, swimmers, basketball players – athletes across the sports world – have come forward with revelations about sexual assault and abuse they have suffered over the course of their careers. What institutions and practices in the sports world protect perpetrators? And how can those power structures be dismantled?
Jessica Luther, freelance journalist and writer covering sports and culture, co-host of the feminist sports podcast "Burn It All Down," and author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape
Raquel “Pretty Beast” Miller, undefeated pro boxer, 2012 USA Boxing National Champion, co-founder of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Ladies In Power
Imani McGee-Stafford, center for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, abuse survivor, poet, and mental health advocate
Jessica Luther will participate in a conversation on sports and the #metoo movement with WNBA all-star Layshia Clarendon, moderated by Rose Aguilar, at 4:15 pm on the CSUEB Hayward Campus. Find details here.
Jessica Luther's HuffPost columns
Huffington Post: USA Swimming Has A Sexual Abuse Problem, Too