January 20, 2006

TRC Fireside Room, Main Building, CSB

Janna LaFountaine, Physical Education

Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change

The year 2005 was designated by the United Nations to be International Year of Sport and Physical Education. With the impetus of this declaration many sport related initiatives were developed to use sport as a vehicle for social change particularly in countries affected by poverty and war. Programs have been established in Israel, Brazil, Uganda and Kenya (to name only a few) where sport experiences for young boys and girls are being offered as a means toward peace, improved communication and an atmosphere of tolerance. These programs will be reviewed as well as a discussion on what initiatives our community could take using sport as a vehicle for social change.