Saturday, September 05, 2009

The following announcement of a public lecture on the corporate clique behind the upcoming Vancouver/Whistler Winter Olympics comes originally from the Whistler Watch website. It came Molly's way via the Olympic Resistance Network (see also the No2010 website. ).
Inside the Olympics Industry" with Dr. Helen Lenskyj:
Sat. Sept 12 @ 6:30 pm Whistler Public Library]‏
You're Invited,
Whistler Watch and the Council of Canadians present:
What the Olympics are really all about, and what Whistler can expect post2010
Dr. Helen Lenskyj, Professor of Sociology (Sports Studies) University of Toronto
Saturday, Sept 12, 2009
6:30 pm
@ Whistler Public Library
Admission by Donation
This event is for Olympic Supporters and Critics, Volunteers and Staff of VANOC, Athletes, and those of you who are just curious....please forward this event widely. Thanks.
Dr. Lenskyj is a Professor of Sociology, at the University of Toronto and has focused much of her career on the study of gender, sport and sexuality. She will be discussing her latest book, Olympic Industry Resistance: Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda (2008).
She has written books on women and sport, along with two other critical books, Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, and, The Best Olympics Ever? Social Impacts of Sydney 2000. Lenskyj has written over 70 articles to journals and periodicals, including the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sporting Traditions, World Leisure and Recreation Association Journal, Journal of Australian Studies, and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
For more info, please contact (604) 932-2664
Hope to see many of you there!
Sara Jennings
Whistler Watch

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