One of America’s premier sports journalists and The Nation’s first sports editor, Dave Zirin is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently the forthcoming “The Kaepernick Effect,” a riveting and inspiring collection of first-person stories of how “taking a knee” triggered an awakening in sports and a sea change around the world. Offering a profound lesson in civic courage, the book highlights leap extraordinary athletes risking everything to change this country and help set the stage for the racial reckoning we now face.
Join Zirin and Katrina vanden Heuvel in a conversation about an inspiring national movement of citizen-athletes fighting for racial justice. And winning. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Zirin’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vibe Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, New York Newsday, the Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Courier, The Source, and countless other publications. He also hosts The Nation’s Edge of Sports podcast.
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