Performance: Game Changers: Toni Stone


Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public; registration required.
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The degree to which sports permeates societies and cultures has never been greater, making it a revealing lens through which to understand many contemporary issues. “Game Changers” is an exploration of the relationship between sports and gender in the United States and around the world.

This conference begins Thursday evening with an arts performance and conversation by playwright Lydia R. Diamond RI’13. The performance is based on a book by historian Martha Ackmann RI’09 about Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball on Negro League men’s teams in the 1950s.

“Game Changers” continues with a full day of presentations and discussions on March 7. Laila Ali—four-time undefeated super-middleweight boxing world champion, fitness and wellness expert, and author—will deliver the keynote address. Register online.