ACTIVITY

Meet & Greet: Athletes Network for Safer Sports

DATE

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM

LOCATION

Online

Meet the Network Advisory Council

Join us for our first online event to meet the people behind the Athletes Network and learn more about becoming a member.

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Time: 10:00 New York // 11:00 São Paulo // 16:00 Zurich // 17:00 Nairobi

Event format: This 60-minute session will be interactive and conversational, and may make use of breakout rooms. Therefore, if possible and available to you, try logging in from a laptop and make sure your Zoom app is up to date before connecting.

Interpretation will be provided at request.

Register here.

Moderator: Joanna Maranhão (she/her) is the Coordinator for the Athletes Network for Safer Sports and a Brazilian Olympian, survivor, researcher and advocate. She holds a Master of Sports Ethics and Integrity from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and previously led the campaign against Brazil’s statutes of limitation, establishing Joanna Maranhão Law.

Participants:

  • Jessica Shuran Yu (she/they) is a former competitive figure-skater who was the first to represent Singapore at World Championships. They are now a journalist, studying at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. They are dedicated to telling stories and amplifying minority voices, both as a former athlete and a current journalist.
  • Kaiya McCullough (she/her) is a current student at Harvard Law School and former professional soccer player in the U.S. Throughout her playing career she was heavily involved in activism both on and off the field, becoming one of the first college athletes to kneel in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. She is passionate about Black liberation, abolition, anti-capitalism, and how the intersection of those topics leads to solidarity across social movement.
  • Mary Cain (she/her) is a track and field athlete pursuing an MD degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. After sharing her 2019 Op-Ed in the New York Times, Mary has dedicated her career to driving change in sport, with an emphasis on athlete well-being and gender equity. She is a board member for The Army of Survivors.
  • Ahmar Abdoulaye Maiga (he/him) is the Founder and Executive director of the non-profit organization Young Players Protection Association in Africa – Mali (YPPA-Mali). He’s a dedicated defender of human rights who has stood up to powerful officials to tirelessly advocate for justice for young survivors of sexual abuse and harassment in Mali and around the world.

Registration:

**Please note the Registration Form will close 24 hours before the event.**

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Sport has the potential to be a catalyst for human development, unity, and freedom, but too often it instead brings harm to its athletes, fans, and communities. We exist to uncover and rectify the many abuses that exist both in and around sport. We aim to transform sports into an authentic force for good.