Jessica Forsyth, HHF Executive Director, was an invited panelist at the 2nd Annual Pushing Boarders, a conference that united passionate pro skaters, community groups, NGOs, policy-makers and academics in Malmö, Sweden (August 14-19) for a series of talks and Q&As exploring the social impact of skateboarding worldwide.
Co-hosted by the world’s only high school for skateboarders, Bryggeriet, Pushing Boarders joined the annual Skate Malmö Street event, Kristianstad Museum’s Skate! 2019 exhibition, and Smörgåsboard Film Festival in bringing together “skateboarding's treasures and trailblazers, as well as the underground and overlooked, the weird and wonderful of our culture and industry."
Each day included talks on topics as diverse as skate NGOs, cultural heritage, gender identity, and education, followed by skate events, exhibitions and film screenings held at different venues throughout the city. Panelists were invited based on their expertise and real world experience.
Jessica was featured on the Skate & Educate: From Classrooms to Communities panel which was chaired by industry veteran Rick McCrank. The panelists explored the potential of skateboarding as an immersive and transferable learning tool. At the heart of the discussion was the question, "How do we both learn skateboarding and learn from skateboarding?”
Watch the Skate & Educate panel discussion below. To learn more and watch all panel discussions from the event, please visit PushingBoarders.com.
Harold Hunter Foundation
The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a grassroots, community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond.