Social Justice: On the Field and In the Classroom

Jun 25, 2018

Three-day Educator Institute
June 25-27, 2018
LBJ Presidential Library

$75 per person  |  Breakfast + lunch provided  |  CPE credit opportunity

Educators are invited to a three-day institute at the LBJ Presidential Library. We will examine the relationship between organized sports, education, and the ongoing fight for social justice in American society. Through lectures and conversations with experts in the fields of education, sociology, sports, history, and law, educators will also have the opportunity to explore social justice movements as it relates to their curriculum and their students' lives.

The institute is presented in conjunction with the LBJ Library's special exhibition, Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports. The exhibition celebrates athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out for equality, both on and off the playing field. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing through current day, Get in the Game encourages visitors to think about sports as part of an ongoing national conversation and as a vehicle for social change.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Teachers will receive CPE credit and classroom resources from the LBJ Library. A laptop or other device is not required, but could be helpful for note taking or following along during the primary resource discussion.

How to Attend

  • The institute is only open to current educators.
  • The cost to attend is $75 per person.
  • Complete our online registration form.
  • After your registration form is filled, you will be sent a link to pay the $75 registration fee. Your registration is not complete until the registration fee has been paid.

Featured Guests & Topics

  • Kevin Blackistone, the University of Maryland and a longtime national sports columnist now at The Washington Post, a panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, a commentator on National Public Radio, and co-author of A Gift for Ron, a memoir by former NFL star Everson Walls
    Sports, Protest and Media Literacy
  • Dr. Erin Buzuvis, Western New England University
    Title IX: Its Past, Present, and Future Influence in the Fight for Gender Equality in Education
  • Maureen Costello, director, Teaching Tolerance
    Social Justice 101
  • Nikki Diller, curator of the Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports exhibition
  • Dr. Louis Harrison, The University of Texas at Austin
    Racial & Athletic Identity Development – Why Black Kids See Success in Sport
  • Dr. Jorge Iber, Texas Tech University
    Latinos/as and Sport: Challenging Athletic, Intellectual, and Communal Misperceptions
  • Dr. Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University
    Social Justice and LGBT Athletes
  • Dr. Reuben May, Texas A&M University
    Individual Choices as Social Justice in Sport
  • Daron K. Roberts, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, The University of Texas at Austin
    Your Competitor is Snapchat: Innovative Teaching Methods to Reach Students in 2018
  • Dr. Cinthia Salinas, The University of Texas at Austin
    El Movimiento: Teaching historical narrative and the civic acts of Latina/os
  • Jenny Sweeney, National Archives and Records Administration
    Primary Source Sports!

A full schedule to be released soon. Stay tuned.

The scholarships have been awarded. Thank you for your interest! Attendees are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to cover travel costs and fees. Three awards are available. The application deadline is Friday, May 25. Applicants will be notified by May 31. Apply online.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of a special $170 per night room rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area, located at 1617 North Interstate 35 and a short five-minute drive from the library. The special room rate will be available through Tuesday, June 5 or until the group block is sold out. Book online today.

For questions or more information, contact the LBJ Library's Education Department at [email protected].

The Get in the Game exhibition is generously supported by The University of Texas at Austin.
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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]

Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.