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Race and American Sports - Zoomposium 2020

Race and American Sports - Zoomposium 2020
In this unusual time of social isolation and fear of an invisible enemy, the Race and the American Story Project aims to remind us all of the antidotes for these ills: human solidarity and love for one another. Isolation and fear are, after all, not new enemies; they are perennial obstacles to the practice of democracy and the achievement of justice. Those who study and live the story of race in America know this perhaps better than anyone. The events of our special Zoomposium will highlight and explore this story from many angles, guided by distinguished scholars, presented by ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

Session 2
Race and American Sports
A conversation featuring Aram Goudsouzian, Professor of History at the University of Memphis and author of King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution, and Scott N. Brooks, Associate Professor of Sociology at ASU and author of Black Men Can’t Shoot.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 to 2:30p om MST/Arizona | 4:00 to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Zoom (connectivity details provided upon registration)
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Aram Goudsouzian is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Memphis, where he has taught courses on the civil rights movement, the modern United States, and the history of American sports, as well as survey courses on African American History and the United States since 1877. He has served as department chair and the director off the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities. Along with Jaime Schultz, he is the editor of the Sport and Society series published by the University of Illinois Press.

Scott N. Brooks is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Research at Global Sport Institute at ASU. His is primarily interested in: youth and sport; inequality in sport, coaching and leadership; and community based sports interventions. His book, Black Men Can’t Shoot (University of Chicago, 2009), tells the importance of exposure, networks, and opportunities towards earning an athletic scholarship. Additionally, Dr. Brooks has consulted the NFL, MLB, college and high school coaches and athletes; and is a senior fellow at the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

Event Type: 
External Events
April 17, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm