Sports and Social Justice

Moderator: David Maraniss
Panelist: Howard Bryant
Panelist: Toni Smith-Thompson
Panelist: Dave Zirin

Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union

A vibrant and provocative panel on sports, race, and social change featuring Howard Bryant of ESPN, Dave Zirin of The Nation, and Toni Smith-Thompson of the New York Civil Liberties Union, who, as a basketball player at Manhattanville College, was in Colin Kaepernick’s shoes a decade before he was. In conversation with David Maraniss.

Other Sessions

One-on-one with Sara Nelson

Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Sara Nelson and John Nichols
Hailed as the most dynamic labor leader in the United States, Sara Nelson is the president of the Association of Flight Attendants and a key member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. She will speak with Cap Times associate editor John Nichols about renewing the power of organized labor and her work with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to address economic and racial injustice.
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How Trump Broke It

Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m.
Carol Leonnig, David Maraniss and Philip Rucker
Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writers Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker in conversation with colleague David Maraniss about their book “I Alone Can Fix It” and its richly detailed account of the damage the Trump presidency did to American government and democracy.
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Dark Money and Democracy

Godfrey & Kahn
Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.
David Maraniss and Jane Mayer
The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, the nation’s leading investigative reporter on the role of dark money in politics, speaks with David Maraniss about attempts to curtail voting rights and the role of Wisconsin’s Bradley Foundation in that effort.
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