Sunday, October 18, 2020

#FootballPeople Festival: A new type of sports festival


The Festival of Ideas is reaching participants across the globe, with Twitter Brazil reporting views of 25,000 for a session on Race and Football in Brazil on Monday evening. Coming up today (Wednesday) are events on Gendered Violence in Sport and Breaking The Mould in Sports Journalism with speakers including Joyce Cook of FIFA, journalists Shireen Ahmed, Musa Okwonga and many more. 


Tomorrow (Thursday) join US Women’s International Crystal Dunn, journalist Grant Wahl, and the leader of the US Black Players Coalition and current Toronto FC player Justin Morrow for a look at Glass Ceilings in US Soccer. Later DW journalist Felix Tamsut leads a discussion with activists and supporters on Sexism in German Football. 


And a special one-to-one discussion between LGBTIQ leader Lou Englefield and NFL defensive end Ryan Reynolds on being Black and Gay in Sport. 

On Friday the festival closes with the UNHCR, Barcelona Foundation and UEFA joining forces to look at the role football plays in working with refugees.

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