Playing for Change: Sport and The Arts for Social Action
04 April 2014 04:00 - 08 April 2014 01:00
Playing for Change: Sport and The Arts for Social Action Panel Discussion
On Monday April 7th, the Sport Management Club will be hosting a panel discussion entitled Playing for Change: Sport and the Arts for Social Action. Confirmed speakers are David S. Cohen, Founder, Playing It Forward and Executive Director, Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.; Corey Evans, Director of Education, Citi Performing Arts Center; Debbie Foote, UK Youth Sport Trust Ambassador and Cornell Thomas, author Power of Positivity and founder Crossroads Basketball. The organizations represented are directly involved with programs that utilize sport, music and dance as tools for change in the areas of peace building, social and emotional health, health education and policy change. The Endicott Singers and students from the Dance Program will perform our theme song “Nothing More” by Alternate Routes. Alternate Routes and the song are affiliated with the Newtown Kindness Project. 7:00 pm Rose Performance Hall. Open to the public.
The panel presentation is part of the larger Playing for Change awareness event which includes the Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s annual giving collection of used sporting goods and equipment to benefit the Playing it Forward, Inc., recognition of the inaugural International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, on April 6th, Global Passports and Playing for Change informational expo on August 8th.
Playing for Change: Global Passports
Global Passports will take place at Endicott College on Tuesday, April 8th from 9am-1pm as part of the Endicott College’s Sport Management students’ Playing for Change: Sport and the Arts for Social Action Expo. Endicott students and sport leaders from the King Edward the VII School in England will facilitate the day’s activities for 120 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders from the Saltonstall School and Montessori School. Students will experience games and activities from programs around the world. Countries being represented are the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Egypt, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Students will experience activities in all eight countries through fifteen minute time blocks. The event will take place in the Post Center and will include an Opening and Closing Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony film, a representation of the day’s activities set to the Alternate Routes’ song Nothing More will be submitted to the Newtown Kindness Project. Endicott Community
Playing for Change: Sport and the Arts for Social Action Informational Expo
On Tuesday, April 8th there will be an informational expo in the atrium of the Gerrish School of Business from 9:00am-12:00pm. Organizations with programs that utilize sport, music and dance as tools for change in the areas of peace building, social and emotional health, health education and policy change will be represented by Endicott students. Examples include Skateistan, The Africa Yoga Project, United Nations Sport for Development and Peace and Project Adventure. The expo is part of the Playing for Change event and is supported by students taking Sport and Society and participating in Model United Nations. Please join us! Open to the public.