Most sign-up forms for running races have a checkbox for Male and another for Female, but what about runners who don’t fit comfortably into one of those categories? This question has come up recently in FLRC board meetings, and now Kristine Newhall, an assistant professor of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland, will be giving a presentation about the topic. The event is free.
Gender Inclusivity in Running: Policy and Philosophy
February 21st at 7pm
Greenstar’s The Space, 700 W Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY 14850
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The presentation will look at current policies governing gender inclusion in sex-segregated sports, the history of these policies, how they have evolved, and how they operate at various levels of sports, from interscholastic to professional/Olympic. We’ll also learn about how organizational philosophy should inform the creation of policies and practices governing gender inclusivity and include examples from her research.
Kristine Newhall is an assistant professor of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland, and her research focuses on gender, sexuality, race, and class dynamics in sport and physical cultures and includes work on trans inclusion and policy, women-only sport spaces/communities, and Title IX. She teaches courses in sports ethics, sport and society, and sport and sexuality, and publishes articles on The Title IX Blog, which she co-founded.
Questions? Contact event organizer Tonya Engst.