“Race, Identity, and Sports”.

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Open Society Institute
Prof. Paul Butler’s remarkable talk now online; Next up: Race, Identity, and Sports

Thanks so much to everyone who packed University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Courtroom to hear Professor Paul Butler, author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men, lead a powerful conversation about race and policing in America earlier this week as part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series. If you missed it, it’s online here.

Our next event in the series, on November 8, will focus on “Race, Identity, and Sports.

The controversies around Colin Kaepernick and widespread protests in the NFL have brought to the surface ever-present tensions, often ignored or glossed over, about the role race plays in sports. We’ll examine those tensions and how to build on them with a truly remarkable panel:

Kevin Merida, the founder of The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform for discussions of race, sports, and culture;
Richard Lapchick, a human rights activist who led the boycott of South African participation in international sport events, working closely with Nelson Mandela;
Tanisha Wright, a 12-year WNBA veteran, now an assistant coach at the University of Charlotte, who led her New York Liberty teammates in protestssupporting the Black Lives Matter movement;
John Angelos, executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, who wasoutspoken after the death of Freddie Gray and the recent NFL protests.

The event is free but registration is required.

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