Marquette Forum will host acclaimed sports writer David Zirin for a conversation on race/racism, sports and social activism on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 157. He will be joined by James Causey of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Zirin is sports editor for The Nation and is the publication’s first sports writer. Zirin was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his book, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.” Zirin co-authored his latest book, “Things that Make White People Uncomfortable,” with NFL Superbowl Champion Michael Bennett. 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.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach, the Diederich College of Communication’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies, and Marquette Forum.
Marquette Forum is a yearlong series of events focusing on civic dialogue and the state of democracies across the world, surrounding this year’s theme of “Democracy in Troubled Times.”