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From the Sidelines: Women, Sports and Covering the Games We Love

Sunday, february 19, 2023
4:30pm – 6:30pm
the alice center (170 N. Dearborn st)

Sports participation amongst women and girls is currently at an all-time high, and women continue to break barriers in traditional male-dominated sports. Yet the media coverage of women in sports doesn’t reflect this. Join Cheryl Raye-Stout, Shakeia Taylor, Zoraida Sambolin and Sarah Spain as they explore, not only the history and rise of women in professional sports, but the barriers yet to be broken in locker rooms, clubhouses and press boxes.


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Meet the Panelists

Cheryl Raye-Stout

Shakeia Taylor

Zoraida Sambolin

Sarah Spain

About Toni Stone

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can’t play with the boys. Rejected by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League because of her race, Toni sets out to become the first woman to play in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Challenges on and off the field—from hostile crowds to players who slide spikes-first—only steel her resolve to shatter racist and sexist barriers in the sport she’s loved since childhood. An original play inspired by the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann, this New York Times Critic’s Pick will have you cheering along.