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Friday, October 11 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Sports and Politics: Are They on the Same Playing Field?

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Former NBA player Etan Thomas discusses the influence professional athletes have when they speak about race and civil rights. In his book, We Matter: Athletes and Activism, Thomas includes interviews and essays from over fifty high-profile activist athletes, executives, and media figures as they explore the intersection of sports and politics. The New York Times says, “Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas.”

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Etan Thomas

Etan Thomas, a former eleven-year NBA player, was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has published three books: a collection of poems titled More Than an Athlete, the motivational book Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, and Voices of the Future, a collection... Read More →



Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Research Hall, Room 163 10401 York River Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA