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Talk: 'The Ideological Framing of Black Athlete Activism'

Event Details

March 23, 2017
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Mahar Auditorium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Brett Estrella

As a scholar, activist and consultant, Harry Edwards has been a leader for racial and gender justice in sport for over five decades. His visit to Amherst coincides with the 50th anniversary of his leadership in the Olympic Human Rights Project, which culminated in the iconic black power salute by Carlos and Smith at the 1968 Olympics. Most recently, Edwards advised NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes as they joined/supported the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The talk is presented in conjunction with the Association of Diversity in Sport, a student organization.

Event Category

Diversity Sport Management