Friday, September 27, 2019

Social Justice in Sport and Exercise Symposium 2020

Social Justice in Sport and Exercise Symposium 2020
Mark your calendars. More information will be forthcoming.

Where: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: March 26 - March 28, 2020

Friday, April 5, 2019

LGBTQ+ Inclusion Activities

Bernie Compton, created LGBTQ+ inclusion activities and shared them at the 2019 SJSEP Symposium. We appreciate that Bernie is will to share the activities with all of us. Please use them and give Bernie due credit.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Speakers announced for 2019 SJSEP Symposium

The Social Justice in Sport and Exercise Symposium is excited to announce the following:

Can there be Social Justice in Unjust Human Societies?
Dr. Carole Oglesby, Cal State University Northridge, (Retired), Co-chair, International Working Group for Women in Sport


Remembering Bernice “Bunny” Resnick Sandler: Godmother of Title IX
Dr. Leslee Fisher, University of Tennessee 

Kinesiology’s Social Justice Imperative: Overcoming Resistance from Within
Dr. Brad Cardinal, Oregon State University; President, National Academy of Kinesiology

For a full list of speakers and other session topics, view a draft of the SJSEP Symposium Schedule.

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 SJSEP Symposium: Hotel & Transportation Options

 The 2019 SJSEP Symposium will be held at the Hillsboro Campus of Pacific University in Oregon.

Here are some travel and lodging suggestions.

Portland Airport to Hillsboro

It is best to fly into Portland.
  • From the Portland Airport, take the RED MAX train (it’s the only one that goes to the airport) toward downtown Portland.
  • Switch to the BLUE MAX train to get into Hillsboro (switch anywhere in Portland –Pioneer Square or Beaverton Transit Center is probably best because it is the end of the RED line).
If staying at the hotels listed below, get off the MAX at the Orenco Station. It is an approximate 1 mile to each hotel.

Hotels in Hillsboro:

There are many hotels in the area, but the two hotels listed have a shuttle that will take you to the MAX station and/or will take you to the Pacific Hillsboro campus, which is within the 5 miles radius.

Full Service Hillsboro Holiday Inn

  • $129 for a single King bed + single pullout sofa (sleeps 3) Regular rate is $204
  • $139 for two queen beds (sleeps 4) Regular rate is $199
  • Onsite restaurant and bar

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hillsboro

  • $129 for a single King bed + pullout sofa (sleeps 3) Regular rate is $214
  • $139 for two Queen beds + pullout sofa (sleeps 5) Regular rate is $219
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet

Transportation to Pacific University

From the hotel, take the MAX from the Orenco statstion to the Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave station. It is a 2 minute walk from the station to the Hillsboro Campus.

Please visit the TriMet website for more details:

It is also possible to take an Uber/Lyft between the campus and the hotel and it would not be expensive. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

2019 SJSEP Conference: Call for Abstracts

Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology


Conference at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Thursday March 28 - Saturday March 30, 2019

Symposium Purpose: Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. A main purpose of this symposium is to bring together people passionate about these issues so that we can share our work as well as support and encourage each other. The symposium structure will encourage interaction and dialogue so that we may discuss professional issues as well as our research and practice. Although the focus is on sport and exercise psychology, we welcome submissions from scholars and practitioners from related disciplines.

The Symposium will consist of sport and exercise psychology research and praxis presentations as individual presentations and symposia. All presentations should clearly relate to the overall topic of social justice. Presentations must be original work, including theoretical or conceptual topics, reviews of literature, praxis or professional practice, creative teaching practices, and/or policy. Individuals are limited to two submissions.

Individual presentations will be presented by one person (can be co-authored) and will be 20 minutes in length. Upon acceptance, they will be grouped into sessions with 3-4 presentations followed by ample time for discussion.

Symposia will be presented by 3-4 individuals and will be 60 minutes in length followed by approximately 30 minutes of discussion.

Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Connection to theory, fit with the purpose of the symposium, novel approaches, and clarity of writing.

Submissions Procedures
  1. The length of the abstract is 350 words
  2. Use Times Roman 12-point font
  3. Margins should be 1 inch and left justified
  4. Place the title on the top line in bold followed by a double space and then the authors’ first and last name and affiliation, and the email address of the lead author followed by another double line space and a single spaced text.
  5. Format abstract consistent with APA Publication Manual 5th edition.
  6. E-mail abstract to Diane Whaley (
Submission of an abstract indicates that if your proposal is accepted, you will attend the symposium and pay the registration fee.


E-mail completed abstract by 5:00 PM EST February 1, 2019.