Dave Zirin in Conversation with Nakeesha Ceran
- November 20, 2021
The author of The Kaepernick Effect comes to DC on Mon., Nov. 22nd, at 6 p.m.!
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the National Anthem before an NFL game to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and anti-blackness in the United States. He continued to do so during the 2016-2017 football season, and inspired Americans all over the country to follow suit in other organized sports. From the rugby pitch to the Nascar track to the football field, Kaepernick’s actions have left a lasting legacy. Join local author Dave Zirin (A People’s History of Sports in the United States) and Teaching for Change associate director Nakeesha “Keesha” Ceran for a conversation diving deep into what the “Kaepernick Effect” means and how this event reverberated not only across sports but politics and pop culture. This event is free and open to all, and accessible through our Facebook and YouTube pages (@busboysandpoets).
Please RSVP if you are joining us in person or are interested in purchasing a signed book with shipping (limited to those tuning in via livestream)
Doors open to the Nicolas Guillen room at Busboys and Poets Takoma at 5:45 PM on November 22nd. The program itself will begin at 6 PM with an introduction from Busboys and Poets Books Director of Operations, Lori Barrientos Sanchez, before we get right into it with Dave and Keesha to discuss THE KAEPERNICK EFFECT in depth There will be time for Q&A with the audience before the end of the program, as well as the opportunity to purchase a copy of THE KAEPERNICK EFFECT for Dave to sign the night of!This event is co-sponsored by Teaching for Change. Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.