Concordia to host talk on athletes and resistance in the Trump era

    Athletes and sports media personalities are in a unique position, perhaps now more than ever, to either resist the winds of misogyny and racial and religious prejudice, or to fan them, political sportswriter Dave Zirin says.

    On Friday evening at Concordia University, Zirin, who is sports editor of The Nation magazine, a frequent guest on CBC Radio’s Q sports panel, and hosts the Edge of Sports podcast, will take part in a panel discussion called Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: Resistance and Sport in the Age of Trump. He will be joined by freelance writer and sports activist Shireen Ahmed, Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre coordinator Jennifer Drummond and poet and anti-racism organizer Rana Salah.

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