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“Carding and Flagging Racism: A Transatlantic Conversation with Lilian Thuram and Michael Bennett”
Michael Bennett is a defensive end for the New England Patriots. He is a is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He is the author of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Haymarket 2018) "Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable is a sports book for our turbulent times, a memoir, and a manifesto as hilarious and engaging as it is illuminating."
Lilian Thuram is a French retired professional football/soccer defender and the most capped player in the history of the French national team with 142 appearances between 1994 and 2000. Thuram is an activist, educator, and public intellectual. He serves on France's Council on Social Integration. His Fondation Lilian Thuram has developed a curriculum for anti-racist education. His 2010 book, Mes Etoiles Noires: De Lucy a Barack Obama ( My Black Stars: From Lucy to Barack Obama) is part of his larger effort to bring the stories of black role models to francophone readers.
Cosponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; WIGH's Global Sports Initiative; and the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University.
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