Join us to learn about the intersections of faith and sport with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir. After record breaking performances, her dream to play professionally quickly ended due to the
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rule prohibiting head gear larger than five inches. Unwilling to stray in her beliefs, Bilqis chose faith over basketball. Through an op-ed published by TIME, an open letter signed by Olympic, retired and professional athletes, high-level speaking engagements and interviews with BBC Sport – and their 55 million strong audience, Bilqis raised her voice for the next generation while her own dream was benched. In May 2017, FIBA overturned the hijab ban.
Collaboration with: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment; Department of Athletics; Otter Cross Cultural Center; Otter Student Union
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