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Saturday, November 9 • 9:25am - 10:40am
Black Activism and Resistance within Racialized Organizations

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From John Carlos to Colin Kaepernick, Black athletes have a long tradition of activism within professional sports organizations. The film, High Flying Bird, tells the story of a sports ‘lockout’ and the ways that athletes, agencies, and organizations respond to the lockout. The scripted film provides a useful lens from which viewers are able to visualize inequality, race, and resistance within sports organizations. This film follows a tradition rooted in Critical Race Theory and its use of counter storytelling in illuminating everyday racism. In this panel, panelists will discuss the history of Black activism within racialized organizations such as the one in the film, the exploitation of Black (athletic) labor, and the political economy of these organizations using the film High Flying Bird. Panelists will also explore Black women’s roles within the film as well as examine the ways in which Black women resist and challenge the intersectional domains of oppression within these sports organizations. Moreover, the panelists will discuss the film’s use of the Revolt of the Black Athlete and the role of knowledge production in shaping and reifying larger narratives.

Stephanie Jones
Danielle Koonce
Letisha Brown
Rodrigo Dominguez-Martinez

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:25am - 10:40am EST
Courtney Terrace

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