TC Talks podcast: “Black Female Athlete Activism” with Dr. Akilah Carter Francique

Dr. Akilah Carter Francique
Dr. Akilah Carter Francique

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E23], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks talks to colleague Dr. Akilah Carter Francique, Executive Director for The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San Jose State, which continues the legacy and dialogue about athlete activism and the influence of sport in effecting positive social change. Dr. Akilah was part of a scholarly panel for the Fall 2020 Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) where she talked about various types of rage experienced by Black women. She talks more in-depth about how she came to frame her remarks around rage, using anger as information as well as healing, and answers some audience questions not attended to during the live lecture. Carter Francique ends with her advice to young female scholars about the initiatives and productive work of the ISSSSC.

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“Tucker Center Talks” is a co-production of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and WiSP Sports.