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Confronting inequality, what's sport got to do with it?

12 December 12


This year's Rosa Parks symposium will see a collection of events, talks and activities, marking the end of UK Disability History Month, to explore the relationship between sports, equality and inclusion.

Rosa Parks, heralded the mother of the civil rights movement, died in 2005. Since then, the University of Bradford, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and partner organisations have been keen to recognise this icon as a champion of freedom, equality and justice.  

Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, Professor Udy Archibong, said: "This year has seen this country host the Olympics and Paralympics with very positive messages coming out of them, yet at the same time the issue of racism in football continues.

"This event will promote the intersections of sport and protected rights, bringing in people from different generations and cultural backgrounds to learn together. It will provide lots of opportunities to explore how sport can play a part in fostering good community relations and will bring together people from different walks-of-life to share their experiences of how they have challenged 'inclusivity' and broken down barriers in their lives."

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