Transcending barriers inside and out
July 26, 2016
Hosted by Carole A. Oglesby, PhD
This show is real time captioned, Click the banner above to get the captions live! In all the 'Long Road Up' programs, guests have always spoken of the importance of accessibility and participation of ALL girls and women. Our guests today are leaders among that segment of girls and women often overlooked and underserved; the differently-abled. Two of our guests, Dr. Becky Clark and Tiffany Williams are multi-medalists in Deafympics and other international championships for the Deaf. Dr. Andrea Woodson-Smith likewise a gold medalist; in ParaPan Games and multi-year champion in international wheelchair basketball competition. These women were barely getting going with their outstanding athleticism and have 'set the disabled sport world afire' as coaches, international consultants, and in advocacy and leadership roles after leaving the most intense aspects of their athletic careers. We will hear their amazing and inspiring stories and feel their irrepressible spirit in our program.
Women and Sport: The Long Road Up
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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up traces the pathway of women’s place in sport from the 1950s when girls and women were limited to play days, milk and cookies after “light competition,” to the impact of some of the most driven, talented, and charismatic figures who re-defined and transformed sport itself. Few people know these incredible women. Let’s make them friends of ours!
You will learn how the human spirit can overcome virtually anything if the will is present along with the talent. We can learn it is never “too late” or “too hard” to discover an inner athlete and to keep moving on our own life commitments.
We trace historical roots, examine strategies to get new women’s sports into Olympic and collegiate programs, how women overcame discrimination, bias, and hate, finding the excitement, joy and lifelong mentors and colleagues along the way and finally we speculate about what lies ahead.
Carole A. Oglesby, PhD
Carole A. Oglesby was a top level softball player from age twelve to thirty-two. She MADE three national softball championship appearances and coached collegiate teams for ten years. Carole earned doctorates in Kinesiology and Counseling in 1969 and 1999. She was the editor of Encyclopedia of Women in Sport in America and Women and Sport: From Myth to Reality, as well as author of over 50 academic and research publications. She is a recipient of the Women’s Sports Foundation Billie Jean King Contribution award, American Psychological Association Div.47 Lifetime Contribution in Public Service and AAHPERD McKinzie Award for Service Outside the Profession. She is a former President of WomenSport International and current Co-Chair of the International Working Group on Women and Sport.