IIR Webinar Series: Immigrants, Athletes, and Inclusion

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Join Us on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

3:00 PM EDT

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Today, approximately 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, and that share has been growing. However, in many professional sports are represented to a far greater extent: in 2019, more than one-quarter of Major League Baseball (MLB) players and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players, 21 percent of National Basketball Association (NBA) players, and more than half of Major League Soccer (MLS) players were born outside the United States.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the benefits of inclusiveness in sports, and how immigrant athletes can promote greater understanding and acceptance of immigrants in the United States.

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Speakers:

  • Angela Hattery, Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Center for the Study & Prevention of Gender-Based Violence, University of Delaware
  • Marissa Kiss, Research Associate, Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University
  • Earl Smith, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Delaware
  • Michele Waslin, Program Coordinator, Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University
  • James Witte, Director, Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University