Justine Siegal Why Girls Playing Baseball Matters

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Justine Siegal Why Girls Playing Baseball Matters

  1. 1. WHY GIRLS PLAYING BASEBALL MATTERS JUSTINE SIEGAL ISDPA POWER OF SPORT SUMMIT 2010
  2. 2. BASEBALL FOR ALL Provide meaningful opportunities and instruction in baseball, especially for girls. BaseballForAll.com
  3. 3. BASEBALL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Providing girls the opportunity to play baseball fosters both empowered girls and enlightened boys.
  4. 4. SPARKS http://www.girlsofsummermovie.com/ trailer.html
  5. 5. THE CHALLENGE Chelsea Baker: A Case Study http://www.thefocusmagazine.com/rod-baseball.htm
  6. 6. IT MATTERS TO ME... “Baseball and softball are two entirely different sports, so girls should have the option to choose which is their preference and pursue that decision without having to face historical gender biases as an obstacle.” -April
  7. 7. IT MATTERS TO ME... “I have loved baseball since I was very small. Actually playing it was out of the question for one of my generation, so I ultimately moved on to other sports. I wonder how things might have been different had I been encouraged and allowed to pursue baseball. Being a Red Sox fan is not the same as being a baseball player.” - Lynn
  8. 8. IT MATTERS TO ME... “People should be judged on ability, not on color, religion, ethnicity, or sex. One group in society should not have power and privilege over another — yet this is the case when ruling bodies of men forbid girls and women from playing baseball.” - Barbara
  9. 9. IT MATTERS TO ME... “For no other reason then, the fact that women are humans, and in so being, should be afforded any and all rights as given to men.” - Tammy
  10. 10. FREEDOM TO BE “What most people want is the freedom to be able to choose and not have it chosen for them.” - Leslie
  11. 11. FREEDOM TO BE “I play baseball because i love it and because i can play it. I am only nine and some people say i am to small or i am a girl but i say "watch me play then decide". If a girl is good enough, then why can't they play? I KNOW GIRLS CAN PLAY BASEBALL!!!” -Natasha
  12. 12. SUCCESS
  13. 13. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER
  14. 14. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER “One has got to say to our people, ‘I love you. I care for you.’ And when I care about black liberation, it is because I care about white liberation.” - Desmond Tutu
  15. 15. CONCLUSION
  16. 16. CONCLUSION If you tell a girl she can’t play baseball what else will she believe she can’t do?
  17. 17. CONCLUSION If you tell a girl she can’t play baseball what else will she believe she can’t do? If you tell a girl she can play baseball what will she believe she can do?

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