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Brooklyn Book Festival

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.

Earlier Event: August 31
Later Event: September 28
Terence Crutcher Foundation Gala