Pizza & Movie Night: "Not Just a Game"

Event date/time: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Communication Hub, 3rd Floor ILC

Please join us for our next monthly film screening, pizza (Antonio's!) and discussion, organized by the Comm Peer Advisors and the Comm Club. The film we'll be screening on Wednesday, March 25 is Not Just a Game: Power, Politics and American Sports. Here's a description of the film:

In this exhilarating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, iconoclastic cultural historian and Nation magazine writer Dave Zirin argues that American sports are about a lot more than just fun and games. Exploding the myth that the world of sports somehow stands outside the world of politics and ideology, Zirin shows how American sports culture has long been a haven for the most reactionary attitudes and ideas, promoting everything from nationalism and militarism to sexism, racism, and homophobia. At the same time, he identifies an equally strong countercurrent, a history of rebel athletes whose high-profile resistance to jingoistic patriotism, heterosexist masculine authority, white male privilege, and other forms of bullying have reverberated beyond the field of play. Inspired as much by Zirin's passion for politics as by his passion for sports, this is cultural studies and media education at their best -- a powerful classroom resource that shows how even the most benign pop cultural forms have the power to shape young people's attitudes and ideas.

Integrative Learning Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Integrative Learning Center University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst MA