The event is free to staff, faculty and students. Featured presenters include Richard Lapchick, Ph.D., founder of the DeVos Sport Business Management program at the University of Central Florida and director of the Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport; and Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports.

The full schedule is available here.

This symposium will focus on a range of issues surrounding race and other identity characteristics in professional and collegiate sports industries, including:

  • Race norming and NFL Concussion Settlement & Claims Process
  • Intersection of race and gender in mental health of professionals and collegiate athletes
  • Race norming in medical treatment & clinical diagnostics and what it means for litigation
  • Intersection of race and gender in professional and collegiate sports hiring
  • Race and gender in name, image and likeness (NIL) issues surrounding collegiate sports and
  • The unfairness of NFL Concussions Settlement ignoring families of players who died with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and race.

The issue of race continues to be at the forefront of our nation’s consciousness and with the celebration of the 50 years since the enactment of Title IX, so does both gender equity and racial gender equity.

Sessions run Friday April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and Saturday April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee for non-UMKC attendees is $395 for Continuing Legal Education credit; $100 non-credit. The session provides Missouri 12.6 hours of Missouri CLE credit under elimination of bias.

Information and registration are available at this link.