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"The History of the Activist Athlete" : The Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:45pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Dave Zirin, award-winning sports editor for The Nation, will deliver the 2017-18 Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press lecture.

Free & open to the public.

Zirin takes audiences inside the modern world of sports for a provocative look at the interplay between politics, culture and the games we love.

Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin has authored 8 books on the politics of sports and has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States” by Robert Lipsyte.

“A remarkable mix of investigative sports journalism and insightful social history.”
-Glenn Greenwald

“Dave Zirin is not just the radical brilliant sports critic but, along with Naomi Klein, the investigative journalist of our neoliberal era. He has figured out that sports operates at the nexus of capitalism, race, class, sexuality, privatization, and of course spectacle. That’s why his work is so important to so many of us.”
-Robin D.G. Kelley

"Brother Dave Zirin is the finest, most important writer on sports and politics in America."
-Cornel West

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