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Saturday, July 8 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Athletes and Activism Across Generations

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The recent explosion of athlete activism is part of a lengthy tradition of political athletes standing up against racism and injustice. Olympic Gold Medalist Wyomia Tyus and NBA veteran Craig Hodges will speak in conversation with The Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin on the role of athletes in the fight for a better world.

Due to personal commitments, we regret to announce that Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett has had to cancel his planned appearance at Socialism 2017.


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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin is the sports editor of the Nation Magazine and has written nine books on the politics of sports. He hosts the podcast Edge of Sports.

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Craig Hodges

Craig Hodges played in the NBA for ten seasons and led the league in three-point shooting percentage three times. He won two championships with the Chicago Bulls. After the Bulls’ 1992 championship Hodges, dressed in a dashiki, delivered a hand-written letter addressed to then President George H. W. Bush, expressing his discontent at the... Read More →
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Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus, a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation, is a four-time Olympic medalist and the first person ever to win a gold medal in the 100-meter dash in two consecutive Olympic games. In 1968, Tyus demonstrated her support for the Olympic Project for Human Rights b... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom A