Friday, June 19, 2009

Power of Sport Summit

Lawrence Cann, founder of Street Soccer USA, presented at the at the Power of Sport Summit this past Thursday June 18th.

The Power of Sport Summit was hosted at Northeastern University in Boston. The two day event focused on the relationship of sport and social responsibility.

Lawrence's presentation described how and why Street Soccer USA was founded, the success and accomplishments of the program, and the future for SSUSA. In addition, Lawrence described the role the organization has played in integrating sport with social responsibility.

The Summit was an interactive meeting of those in field of social justice and sport. Experts in the fields of research, education, and advocacy were on hand to celebrate, reinvigorate, and advance this very important work. Some of the key issues that were discussed included the role that sports play in influencing and enhancing overall society and what further actions are needed to merge the sport and social responsibility.

The objective of the Summit was to generate discussion around current trends, including what's working, what's possible, and what important actions are needed to help advance this initiative.

Street Soccer USA is proud to to have been part of this event, and wants to thank everyone in attendance for making this conference possible.

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