Athlete Activism and Social (In)Justice: Sport and Racial Politics
“Sports is a language we use to connect across generations, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. When I think about sports, I think more about the role they play in society than the games themselves.”—Damion Thomas, Museum Curator of Sports at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Join VOICES of Social Change for a panel conversation examining the theme of professional sports and social change.
The panel will be moderated by Professor Kevin Blackistone (University of Maryland), and will include:
- Diane Roberts (WUSA9 Sports),
- Dave Zirin (The Nation),
- Ben Carrington (University of Southern California),
- Grant Farred (Cornell University),
- and Damion Thomas (Smithsonian Institution).
SPECIAL THANKS TO OMICRON DELTA KAPPA DRURY BAGWELL LECTURE. OTHER SUPPORTERS FOR THIS ATHLETE ACTIVISM PANEL INCLUDE:
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dining Services, University Alumni, The University Career Center & The President’s Promise, The Office of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Public Health, STAMP Special Events, The Department of Residential Life, The Honors College, College Park Scholars, The Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, The Counseling Center, The Memorial Chapel, Maryland Hillel, Transfer & Off-Campus Student Life, and The Office of Community Engagement.