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+ High School Athletics Panel (Sat, Mar 27)
+ Collegiate Athletics Panel (Sat, Mar
+ The Truth About Love - PFLAG
Parents Talk About Their GLBT Children (Sat, Mar 27)
+ The Women’s Sports Foundation’s Project
to Eliminate Homophobia panel and the showing of “It Takes a Team”
(Sun, Mar 28)
Athlete Scholarship Fund Raising Dinner
(separate fee) (Sat, Mar 27)
About National Center for Lesbian Rights
NCLR is a national, lesbian, feminist,
non-profit law firm.. Our mission is to create a world in which
every lesbian can live fully, free from discrimination. For the past
27 years, through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public
education and free legal services, we have advanced the legal and
human rights of lesbians, gay men and bisexual and transgender
individuals across the United States. NCLR is confronting
institutionalized homophobia in professional, collegiate and high
school athletics through a nationwide campaign with its newest
Homophobia in Sport Project.
About Center for the Study of Sport in
The Mission of Northeastern University's
Center for the Study of Sport in Society is to increase awareness of
sport and its relation to society, and to develop programs that
identify problems, offer solutions, and promote the benefits of
sport. The Center employs the unique power and influence of sport to
create positive social change. Sport in Society promotes the values
of diversity, conflict resolution, violence prevention, equal sports
opportunities - on and off the field, community service, education
and research, and disability advocacy and inclusion. Sport in
Society impacts middle and high school students, college
student-athletes, professional athletes, and adult administrators.
About Women's Sports Foundation (www.womensportsfoundation.org)
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the
Women's Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization
dedicated to ensuring equal access to participation and leadership
opportunities for all girls and women in sports and fitness. The
Foundation's Participation, Education, Advocacy, Research and
Leadership programs are made possible by individual and corporate
contributions. The Foundation is located in Nassau County, N.Y.
Keynote on Race and Racism in LGBT
- Yolanda Jackson, WSF (moderator)
- Dora Dome, NCLR
- Peter Roby, Sport in Society
- Robin Galas
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In her current position as director of athlete marketing and
promotions for the women's Sports Foundation, Jackson interacts with
more than five hundred elite, Olympic, world class champion and
professional female athletes, in more than eighty different sports,
and communicates regularly with over a thousand others. She is
responsible for consulting with corporations and athlete
representatives on endorsement negotiations, as well as acting as
liaison between athletes and the many organizations and corporations
with which the Foundation is associated. Working closely with the
USOC and the national sports governing bodies, Jackson spearheaded
the first ever research study that addressed the needs of female
professional and amateur athletes. She created and runs the
Foundation's Speakers Service which includes over a hundred elite
athletes; designs and presents education and development seminars
for elite athletes and the sports marketing community, and assists
in the planning of corporate sponsored events which feature women
athletes. Jackson is also the liaison of the Foundation's Ad Hoc
Committee on Racial Diversity which acts as the policing agent to
insure that people of color are prominent in all levels of
leadership in the organization. Considered an expert on promoting
and marketing female athletes, she is often asked to speak on
various topics concerning them.
A native New Yorker, Jackson received her bachelor's degree in
sociology from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., holds a master's
degree in industrial psychology from Columbia University, and a
certificate in Sports, Entertainment and Events Marketing from New
York University School of Professional Studies.
Dora Dome, Esq.
Dora is a licensed attorney in Hawaii and California. She has been
practicing law for seven years, in the areas of Special Education
Law, Adoption Law, Criminal Defense and Municipal Law.
Dora has been an active volunteer in the communities she has lived
in for 20 years. She began her volunteer work while an undergraduate
at UCLA where she co-founded a minority student athlete organization
that spoke to elementary age, inner-city youth about the value of
education. Dora has spent years as an attorney volunteer for the
Volunteer Legal Services, providing free legal services to people
who could not otherwise afford them. She has advocated for children
in child abuse and neglect cases as a Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem.
Currently Dora is also the Board Chairperson of Our Family
Coalition, an LGBT parenting organization, and volunteers with the
Alameda County Bar as a speaker to elementary school children.
Dora received her Juris Doctor from the University of
Hawaii-Richardson School of Law in 1996, and received her B.A. in
Sociology, with a Business Minor, from the University of California,
Los Angeles in 1988. In 1998 Dora was selected as one of the fifteen
greatest players in UCLA Women's Basketball history.
Peter P. Roby
Peter P. Roby is the Director of Northeastern University’s Center
for the Study of Sport in Society.
Roby, formerly vice president of U.S. marketing for Reebok
International, brings 20 plus years of experience in athletics and
marketing to the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
At Reebok, Peter was responsible for the development and execution
of marketing plans in the United States. He also oversaw strategic
planning, grass roots marketing and sponsorships. Roby joined Reebok
in 1991, and held the positions of Group Director of US Brand
Marketing, as well as, Director of Key Account Marketing and
Director of US Sports Marketing.
Before joining Reebok, Peter served six seasons as head basketball
coach for Harvard University and three years as Harvard's assistant
basketball coach. Before joining Harvard, Peter was the assistant
coach at Stanford University, Dartmouth College and the U.S.
Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Roby is a 1979 graduate of Dartmouth College where he was co-captain
of the basketball team and earned a B.A. in Government.
Robin Galas attended Mills College from 1995 – 1997 and was a member
of the crew team for nearly her entire tenure. During her first
year, she served as co-captain of the novice team. The following
year, she was awarded the Arthur Ashe Scholar Award recognizing
combined excellence in academics and athletics by students of color.
She began working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
two and a half years ago in order to further justice and equal
rights for all LGBT people. She is currently the Director of
Operations at NCLR. She identifies as a bisexual, biracial (half
Thai, half Polish-American) woman and understands the barriers that
LGBT athletes of color often face both within the LGBT sports
movement and athletics at large.