VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom!
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 PM ET
Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth
Featuring Dave Zirin and Craig Calcaterra
Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with authors Dave Zirin and Craig Calcaterra, authors respectively of The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World and Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game. In The Kaepernick Effect, Zirin explores how NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's "taking a knee" during the U.S. national anthem triggered an awakening in sports and spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality. In Rethinking Fandom, Calcaterra presents a fundamental reevaluation of how to be a sports fan, outlining endemic problems with what he calls the Sports-Industrial Complex and proposing strategies to reclaim joy in fandom. Join us on Zoom for an evening diving into the convergences of sports, politics, culture, and economy.
Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how "taking a knee" triggered an awakening in sports, from the celebrated sportswriter
A fundamental reevaluation of how to be a sports fan by an acclaimed baseball writer.