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Equal Play: Will Women's Sports Ever Get a Fair Shake?

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Add to Calendar 2019-09-26 18:00:00 2019-09-26 20:00:00 Equal Play: Will Women's Sports Ever Get a Fair Shake? Women’s sports are ascendant. The fervor around the recent U.S. Women’s World Cup victory made it clear to anyone that had not been tracking the team’s dominance over the last several tournaments that greatness and commercial viability of athletics isn’t reserved for men’s sports. Locally, the WNBA Seattle Storm won its third championship in 2018, and was one of three teams in the league that has seen attendance rise year over year. But it’s not all good news. The World Cup spotlight afforded the players a platform to highlight the inequity in pay, media coverage and sponsorships that plagues Women’s athletics. Many leagues struggle to survive, paths to professional careers are stunted, and even the most successful athletes are forced to play grueling schedules to earn a living, putting their health and careers at risk. Join us as we consider the long road that has been paved by female athletes to get to where they are today, and the unique challenges women are working to overcome in sports at the collegiate and professional levels. Cascade Public Media 401 Mercer St. Seattle, WA 98109 Seattle, WA 98109 United States Crosscut webmasters@kcts9.org America/Los_Angeles public
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Cascade Public Media
401 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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$25-65

Crosscut Talks Live is a studio audience recording of the popular Crosscut Talks podcast, featuring one-on-one conversations and panel debates with politicians, authors, journalists and the people at the center of the stories that are driving our cultural conversation at home and around the country.

Your ticket includes entry to the event along with two drink tickets and light refreshments.

 

September 26, 2019

Equal Play: Will Women's Sports Ever Get a Fair Shake?

Women’s sports are ascendant. The fervor around the recent U.S. Women’s World Cup victory made it clear to anyone that had not been tracking the team’s dominance over the last several tournaments that greatness and commercial viability of athletics isn’t reserved for men’s sports. Locally, the WNBA Seattle Storm won its third championship in 2018, and was one of three teams in the league that has seen attendance rise year over year.

But it’s not all good news. The World Cup spotlight afforded the players a platform to highlight the inequity in pay, media coverage and sponsorships that plagues Women’s athletics. Many leagues struggle to survive, paths to professional careers are stunted, and even the most successful athletes are forced to play grueling schedules to earn a living, putting their health and careers at risk.

Join us as we consider the long road that has been paved by female athletes to get to where they are today, and the unique challenges women are working to overcome in sports at the collegiate and professional levels.

Panelists include:

Teresa Predmore - Co-owner, Reign FC

Amy Griffin - 1991 Women’s National Soccer Team, World Cup Champion, UW Associate Head Coach

Samantha Allen - Senior reporter, The Daily Beast and author of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

Ginny Gilder – Co-owner of the Seattle Storm

...& more to be announced soon

 


 

Location

Cascade Public Media
401 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Time

Doors at 6:00 PM, Program at 6:30 PM

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