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posted by Brad Evoy in on Sep 25, 2014 - View profile

Toronto

Reclaim the Beautiful Game: Fighting Oppression in Sport

A DisOrientation 2014 Event


4:30pm
- 6:30pm
Thursday October 2 2014

Venue: Front Campus Field
Cost: FREE

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In the wake of the protests and resistance in Brazil during the World Cup, a group of soccer players began questioning and challenging the exploitative, and often marginalizing aspects of the sport we had come to love. Armed with a pair of cleats, a soccer ball, and a commitment to sharing the sport, we began organizing soccer games with the aim of reclaiming the sport of soccer from the practices we saw as marginalizing, oppressive and exclusionary. At Reclaim the Beautiful Game we believe in creating inclusive spaces by rooting ourselves within an anti-oppressive framework, and endeavor to dismantle hierarchies within the sport by emphasizing the game as a cooperative and participatory space.

Join us for a friendly game of soccer and be part of our journey to create an accessible, fun sport, no matter what your skill level! You can reach us at reclaimthebeautifulgame@gmail.com if you have further questions.


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Brad Evoy is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, blogger, writer, commentator, and sometimes firebrand. He has served as one of the Summer Membership and Admin. Coordinators for the Toronto Media Co-op and in the past has written for various other publications. Meanwhile, as an organizer, he's associated with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Toronto) and Scientists for the Right to Know, along with past associations with various student organizations in two provinces.

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