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TASA Thursday: Skate Myth Busting - Shredding Stereotypes with Sociology

Join us on Thursday 15th February 2024, for the first TASA Thursday session of the year.
Presented by guest speaker Dr Indigo Willing, this session is titled. "Skate Myth Busting - Shredding Stereotypes with Sociology."

Skateboarding is rapidly transforming, both as a subculture and now a high-performance sport that includes being in the Olympics. Notably, there is an increase in the participation of women and non-binary skaters. Accompanying these transformations is also a rise in skaters from various backgrounds who promote and push for social change.

This session aims to present a fun, express-lane exploration of stereotypes in skating and research papers by the presenter that one by one 'shred' them by highlighting key figures, approaches, and initiatives for change. The presentation concludes by introducing a new project 'Skate, Create, Educate and Re-generate' that explores where skating and creative sports are heading now, and how sociologists can become involved in leading these conversations.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 15th February 2024
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (AEDT)
Format: Zoom Webinar
Cost: complimentary

Dr Indigo Willing, Griffith University

Dr Willing is a researcher with a background in the humanities and social sciences, and is a co-founder of award-winning and internationally recognized community projects. Dr Willing was awarded a PhD in sociology from The University of Queensland.

Her work examines issues of power and social change and bridges a number of social worlds that reflect her own diverse background and lived experiences as a Vietnam War orphan and adoptee, an Asian Australian creative, academic, and skateboarder.

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM E. Australia Time (UTC+10:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Penny Toth
TASA Thursdays
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