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September 24, 2018

Auditorio Alfonso Caso
Escolar 1
Ciudad Universitaria
04510 Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, Mexico

History is repeating itself in athlete activism. Fifty years after John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem at the Mexico City Olympics, athlete activism is again one of the most relevant – and controversial – political topics in the United States. Carlos and Smith directly influenced what Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players are doing now, and both protests ignited debates about the role of athletes in society. 1968’s podium and 2018’s NFL sideline are connected across time, space, and anthem. Raising a fist or taking a knee, athlete activism matters.

Taking the Fist to Taking the Knee
October 23, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Join Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee, a 50th anniversary commemoration and conversation about the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the influence of athlete activism then and now.