Conference Keynote Author Talk
Presented in partnership with:
the "Building Critical Sport Communities: New Directions in Sports Scholarship, Journalism, and Activism,” conference at Hofstra University
MICHAEL BENNETT, Author of “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”; Activist & Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles-NFL,
DAVE ZIRIN, Co-Author, of “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”& author of “People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play”
FRANK A. GURIDY, [Moderator] Associate Professor of History and African –American & African Diaspora Studies –Columbia University
BRENDA ELSEY, [Moderator] Associate Professor of History, Hofstra University
Columbia University’s Faculty House- 64 Morningside Drive, 3rd floor
Free & Open to the Public
Keynote lecture by current NFL star and political activist Michael Bennett. Bennett will be interviewed by Columbia Professor Frank Guridy and they will be joined by Dave Zirin, co-author of Bennett's recent book, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable.
Michael Bennett's lecture will be the culminating event for a conference entitled, "Building Critical Sport Communities: New Directions in Sports Scholarship, Journalism, and Activism,” to be held at Hofstra University and Columbia University, March 7-8, 2019. The conference aims to bring together people writing across genres - academic, journalistic, policy-oriented - that have critically analyzed sporting cultures and creatively formed communities around anti-racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism in sport.
Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027