FACING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN SPORTS Edited by Dr. Adam J. Kuban
COMING SOON TO GOODREADS!
The Facing Project Press | Release: 09/13/2022 | ISBN: 9798986096100 (paperback) / 9798986096117 (eBook) | Library of Congress Control Number: 2022939934 | 116 pages
Facing Social Justice in Sports follows the lives of over 20 athletes, coaches, and sports-media professionals in different stages of their careers — from youth to collegiate to pro — capturing their lived experiences and the defining moments that propelled them to advocate for change.
Topics discussed include racism, gender equality, poverty, international student rights, mental health, disability, and LGBTQ+ challenges, where each storyteller invites the reader to see the world through their eyes.
“I’ve always believed sports can serve as an incredible tool for inspiration and learning. Reading these stories was eye-opening and instructive, and I couldn’t give this book any higher praise.”
– Don Yaeger, 11-time New York Times best-selling author
“Facing Social Justice in Sports offers a unique, penetrating portrait of athletes as they consider important social issues of our day; this is an insightful conversation with these rare and talented competitors.”
– Gene Policinski, former Managing Editor/Sports, USA TODAY
“A deeply thought-provoking and introspective look into the athlete’s role as a modern-day cultural disrupter. Facing Social Justice in Sports is a must-read deep dive for any macro-minded sports fan.”
– Brandon Pope, TV host, writer, and columnist (Chicago’s CW26 TV station; WGN Radio; Ebony Magazine; Chicago Sun-Times)
ABOUT THE EDITOR
DR. ADAM J. KUBAN is a professor in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University, and he is the inaugural Ball Brothers Foundation Honors College Faculty Fellow. Dr. Kuban has taught for more than 15 years as instructor of record for a wide array of media-oriented courses, and in that time he has earned teaching awards from Iowa State University, the University of Utah, and Ball State University.