Athletes, too: How will the sports world tackle sexual assault?

Apr 18, 2018

  

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?

Guests:

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.

Web Resources:

Jessica Luther's HuffPost columns

Huffington Post: USA Swimming Has A Sexual Abuse Problem, Too

Mic: Introducing "Athletes United": Sports stars enter the fight against sexual assault

LA Times: WNBA's Layshia Clarendon sues UC Berkeley, saying she was sexually assaulted by college employee

OC Register: 100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation finds