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274: Fighting Discrimination and Injustices in Sports w/ Noor Abukaram

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Joe and Tom are joined by Noor Alexandria Abukaram, Founder of Let Noor Run. In this episode, Noor discusses how her disqualification from a 5K cross-country race in Ohio because of her ‘hijab’ drove her to start the Let Noor Run initiative. She explains how her story shed light on the broader discriminatory policies against participation in sports, which led the state senator to take action and introduce a bill that prohibited organizations from implementing discriminatory policies in interscholastic activities in Ohio. Noor also talks about the steps she took to start Let Noor Run and now managing the organization alongside her school. Noor discusses our critical role as young people in anchoring change and the importance of voicing our opinions in front of policymakers. You do not want to miss out on this exciting episode on The CUSP show. The CUSP Show is a production by the faculty of Sports Management at Columbia University. You can get in touch with the program on Twitter @CU_SPS_Sports. The CUSP Show is hosted by Joe Favorito (@Joefav) and Tom Richardson (@ConvergenceTR). The show is produced by Yash Agarwal ’22 (@yashagarwal655), Sam Marks ’22, and Connor O’Neill ’22, with Jillian Quinn ’22 (@JillianMQuinn) and Dominique Smith ’22 managing social media efforts.

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