Roundtable focusing on rights, duties of African-American athletes
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will explore the rights, duties and perils of African-American athletes during a roundtable discussion scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Miley Hall executive dining room.
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 Kaepernick’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.
Dr. Craig Condella, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, will moderate the discussion. Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.