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Race/Racism, Sports & Activism
Dave Zirin, Nov. 8, 2018 7:30pm, Marquette Union 157
Join us for a conversation about race, racism, sports and social activism featuring acclaimed sports writer Dave Zirin. Local journalist James Causey will join Zirin after his talk for a conversation amongst journalists, moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner, Marquette Journalism faculty, Dave Umhoefer.
Dave Zirin has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States,” by Robert Lipsyte and “...the finest, most important writer on sports and politics in America” by Dr. Cornel West. Zirin is sports editor for The Nation, and its first sports writer ever. Zirin was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his book, The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World. Zirin's latest book is co-authored with NFL Superbowl Champion Michael Bennett titled, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable. Zirin is also the author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States, part of Howard Zinn’s People’s History Series.
Co-Sponsors: Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach (CURTO), Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Diedrich College of Communications, Marquette Forum