Systems of Violence and the Olympic Industry: how are they linked?
Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, University of Toronto,
Presentation, LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution,
York University, speakers' series, May 26, 2001
The presentation will expose the ways in which Sydney's hosting of the
2000 Olympic Games exacerbated existing social problems, particularly
for groups that were already disadvantaged. Following feminist and antiracist
analyses of institutions that are responsible for oppression and violence,
I will aregue that the Olympic industry constitutes one such system.