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Jemele Hill 

When: Thu., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. 2020
Price: $13-$58
There will always be those people who immediately get angry when a sports figure vocalizes their political opinion. But the truth is that sports have always intersected with politics. Justice, race, equity are all fundamental elements of professional sports and are impossible to divorce from the entertainment element. Emmy award-winning journalist Jemele Hill knows sports and the often-complex social issues attached to it. During 2005-2006, she was the country’s only African-American female sports columnist. She’s anchored for ESPN, corresponded for the show The Undefeated, written for The Atlantic, and hosts the Unbothered podcast. Her work links all these elements that connect sports: identity, culture, fairness, and politics. She comes to Zellerbach Hall to speak about how sports has become a stage for a growing national conversation about social justice and the First Amendment. It’s something that it’s always been, but these days it’s more of a centerpiece than ever.
— Aaron Carnes


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