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Engaging Diverse Communities Through Sport Panel Discussion

Postsecondary Teaching and Learning's FYI class met Monday morning for the first CEHD Reads common book event. Students gathered to listen to and ask questions of five panelists who shared their experiences and perspectives on the ways that sports enhance individuals' and communities' well-being. Panelists included Dr. Janice Hilliard, Vice President of Player and Community Development for the NBA; Susie Miller, CEHD alum and founder of Minnesota Special Hockey; Kinesiology Professor Jo Ann Buysse; MSW student Salma Hussein who is a participant in the Muslim women's basketball program at Brian Coyle; and Ted Kroeten, Artistic Director of Joy of the People Twin Cities Community Soccer Progam. Na'im Madyun facilitated a conversation that highlighted the importance of creating spaces for members of marginalized communities to take risks, grow confidence and pursue their passion through participation in sports.

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