The Power of Sport + Play, Lecture by Kevin Carroll

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April 9th 2013, 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Location: Mercy Corps Action Center

Tickets: Tickets are $10.00 Regular, $5 Students and available online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking here. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Action Center or by phone (503-896-5747) during our visiting hours. Tickets will be on sale at the door the day of the event, starting at 6 pm.

In conjunction with his exhibit The Art of Sport + Play, Kevin Carroll, will talk about how sport and play changed his life, and the lives of thousands throughout the world. Sport and play are common human denominators and equalizers. No matter where you go in the world - regardless of socioeconomic, political or religious system - we ALL PLAY + we ALL SPEAK BALL. Stories abound about the use of sport and play as social innovation tools versus foes of the human condition - HIV/AIDS, gender equity, social inclusion, homelessness, literacy, natural disaster, conflict and many others. Sport and play are ever-present throughout our world and there are human catalysts who utilize it to inspire change and action.

Kevin Carroll is an author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. He has dedicated his life to advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change. He was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005 and to host the 2009 & 2011 Beyond Sport Summits featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

See Kevin in action here.

Presented by:
Moda Health