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SPORTS AND THE BLACK MALE BODY
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019
In sports the over representation of the black male body as object occupies a space for continuous and expected physical performance. The heightened spectator gaze can vacillate from doting fan to menacing crowd especially now when more professional athletes are actively choosing to exercise their voices on social justice issues. The discussion will examine the history, legacy and tools for social engagement with Doug Glanville (author, former American Major League Baseball player, and former ESPN baseball analyst); Melvina Lathan (former Chairperson New York State Athletic Commission and Professional Boxing Judge, Director of Youth Services Yonkers Police Athletic League); Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. (curator of African American collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University) and Kevin Merida (Senior Vice President at ESPN and editor in chief of The Undefeated, a digital platform that mines the intersections of race, sports and culture). Moderated by Millery Polyné (Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, NYU Gallatin).
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Silver Center-NYU, Jurow Lecture Hall
100 Washington Square East, Room 101a, 1st Floor
(between Waverly Place and Washington Place)
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