Black Lives Matter and Athletic Protest Discussion


Join the Stony Brook Jacobin Reading Group for a discussion on Black Lives Matter and Athletic Protest.
Sustained protests by WNBA and NFL players in support of Black Lives Matter and Police Accountability have galvanized the nation. Join us as we discuss Tina Charles, Colin Kaepernick, and the history of Black athletic protest against racial injustice in the United States.

Suggested readings:

1) TBD article on the WNBA players who used their warm-up outfits to take a stand against racism and police brutality

2) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/06/the-hidden-history-of-muhammad-ali/

3) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/colin-kaepernick-black-lives-matter-veterans-anthem/

We will meet in the Social Behavioral Sciences Building on campus, which is wheelchair accessible. The building is located near a public, free parking lot. Upon entering, take the elevators up to level 7. Behind the elevators are tables where we will be sitting.
We meet every other Wednesday at 7 PM.

The Stony Brook Jacobin reading group brings together students, workers, activists and people new to the left to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment. Jacobin magazine is a Leading voice of the American Left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.

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