The Summer of Reacting II, part of our annual summer conference series, offers faculty around the world opportunities to play a variety of games and experience the Reacting pedagogy online. See more of the Summer of Reacting, and all our events!
CHANGING THE GAME: TITLE IX, GENDER, AND COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Recommended for experienced Reacting instructors, and specialists.
This game is set at a fictional university in the mid-1990s. A debate over the role of athletics quickly expands to encompass demands that women’s sports and athletes receive more resources and opportunities. The result is a firestorm of controversy on and off campus. Drawing on congressional testimonies from the Title IX hearings, players advance their views in student government meetings, talk radio shows, town meetings, and impromptu rallies. As students wrestle with questions of gender parity and the place of athletics in higher education, they learn about the implementation—and implications—of legal change in the United States.
Become a member (sliding scale for individual membership starts at $25)
$100 for members
$150 for non-members
$0 for funded registrants (see below)
Additional details to come. All times Eastern.
August 2 (Mon) 1-2:30 PM; 3-4:30 PM
August 3 (Tues) 1-2:45 PM; 3:15-3:40 PM
August 4 (Wed) 1-2:30 PM; 3-4:30 PM
FUNDED REGISTRATION FOR DEI ADVANCEMENT
The Reacting Consortium is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. These values inform our work to foster an accessible community, our approach to game development, and our determination to contend with “big ideas.” We have reserved free spots in all of our 2021 workshop and conference programming to advance these values. These spots are for instructors who are members of historically underrepresented and marginalized identity groups, and for those teaching at minority-serving institutions (HBCUs, Tribal colleges and universities, AAPI and Hispanic-serving institutions). If you are interested in applying for one of these spots, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Funded SOR Spot” by July 10. Even if the general spots for this event are sold out, these funded spots may still be available. Please apply and share with colleagues.
Abigail Perkiss is an Assistant Professor of History at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Her first book, Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia (Cornell University Press, 2014), examined the creation of intentionally integrated neighborhoods in the latter half of the twentieth century. She completed a joint JD/PhD in U.S. history at Temple University. She is the Managing and Pedagogy Editor of the Oral History Review, and Vice President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region.