Join us for the ASA Member exclusive event Africa and the Olympics: Race, Gender, and Power on the Road to Tokyo on Thursday, July 22, 12:00pm EDT/UTC-4 co-sponsored by Sports Africa. On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, the African Studies Association and Sports Africa Network present an online roundtable featuring African Studies scholars with expertise in sport. The event will discuss athletics and activism bridging the U.S. and Africa; the Olympic boycott against South Africa and Rhodesia; biographies of the first Kenyan female runners at the Olympics; and the struggle over gender identity and its impact on African athletes. Q&A to follow.

Speakers will include:
Simon Adetona Akindes (University of Wisconsin-Parkside)
Según Odegbami (Odegbami International College and Sports Academy, Ogun State, Nigeria)
Michelle Sikes (Pennsylvania State University)
Nobubele Phuza (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)
Peter Alegi (Michigan State University)
Chair: Martha Saavedra (University of California, Berkeley)

Zoom links to this event are available in MyASA for all current 2021 ASA Members. Renew or become an ASA member to join this event.