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Roundtable: Rights, duties of athletes

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 - 11:45 a.m.

Location: Miley Hall executive dining room

Event Type: Pell Center

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Contact: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Phone: (401) 341-2927

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting the national anthem during the 2016 preseason, first by sitting, then by kneeling as it played. The protest was Kaepernic's way of speaking out against what he saw as the mistreatment of his fellow African Americans and his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. A year later, Kaepernick finds himself the object of both ridicule and praise. He also finds himself out of a job. His protest recalls past protests by athletes and raises questions about the rights and responsibilities of those in the public eye.

Join moderator Dr. Craig Condella, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, for a discussion of the rights, duties and perils of African American athletes.

Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. The Pell Center provides a free lunch. As space is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to pellcenter@salve.edu.