Tuesday, October 14, 2014

S4SC: ESPN and Aspen Institute's Tom Farrey to Speak at Drexel

Tom Farrey, director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program and ESPN reporter, will speak at the 2nd annual Sport for Social Change Conference presented by the Drexel Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, the SMTSU announced Tuesday.

The title of Farrey’s lecture is “The Aspen Institute’s Project Play & Promotion of Physical Literacy,” which will feature his work as the director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program. He will deliver his lecture from 10-10:50 a.m. on Nov. 14.

Farrey is an enterprise reporter whose work has been recognized among the nation’s best on television, in print and online. A pioneer in cross-platform, long-form journalism, Farrey’s pieces have won two sports journalism Emmy Awards for Outside the Lines and his stories have also appeared on SportsCenter, E:60, ABC’s World News Tonight, ESPN.com and in ESPN the Magazine.

He is the author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children, recognized among experts as a leading journalistic work on modern youth sports. The 2008 book and subsequent paperback have been made required texts in university courses on more than a dozen campuses, from Oregon State University to the University of Florida. The book’s insights continue to be explored through the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program, which Farrey directs.

The Sport for Social Change Conference will be held in the Academic Bistro (Sixth floor, Paul Peck Building) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public and Drexel community.

Farrey will join Suzan Shown Harjo, who was announced as a speaker on Monday. The SMTSU will announce the conference’s next speaker on Wednesday. Stay tuned!

Follow the Drexel SMTSU and #S4SC on Twitter for event updates.

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