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Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism
Start Date: 10/17/2018Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 10/17/2018End Time: 12:30 PM

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Words to Action: 
Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism

October 17, 2018  |  The Event Center at SJSU

SJSU's Legacy Month celebration is special this year! This October is the 50th anniversary of a seminal moment in athlete activism and San Jose State history. During the 1968 Olympic Games, Tommie Smith, '69 Social Science, '05 Honorary Doctorate, and John Carlos,'05 Honorary Doctorate, raised their fists on the medal stand in Mexico City to protest racial inequality, drawing international attention to athlete activism and the core goals of the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR).

Join us for our town hall on October 17. We have an exciting lineup of panelists who will reflect on OPHR's 50-year legacy and its connection to the current wave of athlete activism.

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Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Event Center
Contact Information:
Email: wordstoaction@sjsu.edu
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