February 26, 2021
Decolonizing Physical Activity and Sport
Vancouver Campus | 12:00pm–1:30pm
Move UBC, the School of Kinesiology, the UBC Learning Circle, UBC Recreation and UBC Wellbeing are hosting a panel to bring awareness to how physical activity and sport can be decolonized. For the School of Kinesiology’s 75th anniversary, join us on February 26, 2021 from 12:00-1:30pm to learn how to promote sport and physical activity within Indigenous communities.
Featuring panelists Elder Alex Nelson, Dr. Rosalin Miles, Waneek Horn-Miller, and Lyric Atchison, this discussion will analyze and discuss how to decolonize physical activity and sport and how to build wholistic health, wellness and inclusion of Indigenous communities and Indigenous communities from a strengths-based perspective.
What is decolonizing physical activity and sport?
Decolonizing is the process of deconstructing colonial ideologies that foster Western discourses as superior while non-Western discourses as viewed as inferior. Decolonizing physical activity and sport aims to deconstruct societal structures and forces that allow for inequalities to reproduce in physical activity and sport towards Indigenous communities. Through residential schools and anti-Indigenous policies, these intergenerational impacts have prevented Indigenous communities from participating in physical activity and sport. This discussion panel will analyze and discuss how to decolonize physical activity and sport.
To learn more, or to register, visit: https://learningcircle.ubc.ca/2021/02/01/decolonizing-physical-activity-and-sport/
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12:00pm - 1:30pm
Online. This event is open to both Vancouver and Okanagan faculty, staff, and students.
We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions. Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard.