“Transparency 2022: Exploring Transgender Policy in Sport,” will kick off at 6:00 p.m. in the Florida Gym on December 5.
October 27, 2022
On December 5, the College of Health and Human Performance will host its second Transparency event, an informational and resource-driven panel discussion and community expo. The 2022 event will focus on exploring transgender policy in sport.
“We’re interested in learning what the laws currently say about transgender athletes participating in sports,” said Joslyn Ahlgren, Ph.D., instructional professor in applied physiology and kinesiology. “This event is not a platform to push an agenda other than learning from experts and those closest to the issue.”
This year's event will feature Janae Marie Kroc, a world-record holding powerlifter, marine, cancer survivor, author, pharmacist, parent, and transgender woman. Additional panelists will be announced soon.
Transparency got its start in 2019 through one of Ahlgren's physiology students, Stephen Marangi, who was a second-year student majoring in applied physiology and kinesiology at the time. Marangi questioned Ahlgren why medical transitioning was absent from physiology textbooks. Together, Marangi and Ahlgren designed a class project with small groups of physiology students researching the effects of medical transitioning on various organ systems.
The event is supported by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and College of Health & Human Performance, including the Dean’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Council; Department of Sport Management; Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology; and dean’s office.
The event is open to the public and community organizations are encouraged to attend and host a table before the panel. Details can be found on the HHP calendar.
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