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Taking a Knee, Raising a Fist: Race, Sport and Politics in H

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

As is well known, the protest act of taking a knee during the pre-game ceremony of a football game begun in Sept 2016 by with Colin Kaepernick. It became well known by not widely adopted in part because of player employment risk. President Trump’s Tweet:

"The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!" 7:39 AM - Sep 25, 2017

has ignited a national referendum and in the following weeks taking a knee has become a wide spread event at professional football games.

This moderated panel discussion on social protest in sports from the historical, economic and cultural perspective will feature Professor Joseph Cooper, Professor Oskar Harmon, and Professor Jeffrey Ogbar.


Together (primary), Department of Economics, History Department, Neag School of Education, UConn Master Calendar

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