A powerful discussion will take place at Mahogony Books Store in Washington D.C. with award winning actor Omar Epps and activist athlete and author of We Matter “Athletes And Activism” Etan Thomas
Marano Campus Center, Room 132 | Doors open at 6 p.m.
Etan Thomas is a former NBA player who has dedicated his life to civic engagement after his playing days. Defying stereotypes of the apolitical athlete, Thomas is the author of “We Matter - Athletes and Activism”, a collection of interviews and commentary with athletes, activists and media personalities that have dedicated their life to social change. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, ESPN and he is a frequent TV contributor to MSNBC
Looking fwd to this event at The National Museum Of African-American History and Culture October 20th at 1:30 pm. It’s free and open to the public and will take place during their community day. My son Malcolm will perform his poem, Dee-1 will bless the mic, and we will have a great discussion with two Athlete Activists I not only had the honor of interviewing for my book but who I have a tremendous amount of respect or Swin Cash and Craig Hodges. Book signing immediately after the event.
NEWSFLASH!!! The Terence Crutcher Foundation is excited to announce the first two 2018 honorees for the 2nd Annual Memorial Gala commemorating the killing of unarmed Terence Crutcher by a Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Officer. This year's theme is "MAKE THEM HEAR YOU!" National Civil Rights Attorney, Ben Crump & Former NBA player/Activist Etan Thomas are very deserving of this honor and so much more! Make sure your get your ticket TODAY @ terencecrutcherfoundation.org while they last! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!! #WeWillNeverForget #MakeThemHearYou #terencecrutcher
1:00pm ACTIVIST ATHLETES. Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response -- from fans, owners, even the President -- has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King leads former NBA player Etan Thomas (We Matter), The Nation’s Dave Zirin(Things That Make White People Uncomfortable), and Olympian Iptihaj Muhammad(Proud) in a lively discussion about activism from their personal experience.