A former eleven-year NBA player, Etan Thomas (We Matter) was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has published three books: a collection of poems titled More Than an Athlete, the motivational book Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, and Voices of the Future, a collection of poems and essays by young writers […]
“Sports and Politics: Are They on the Same Playing Field?” Etan Thomas’s book We Matter: Athletes and Activism, includes interviews and essays from over fifty high-profile activist athletes, executives, and media figures at the intersection of sports and politics. The New York Times says, “Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas.”
Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star and author of We Matter: Athletes and Activism, joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas’ interviews of over 50 athletes and others — including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade — who believe in using their voices for more than sports. Book signing to […]
Etan Thomas (We Matter) will appear on a panel with Mark Leibovich and Steve Almond at the Miami Book Fair. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3209.
Etan Thomas presents We Matter at the Boston Book Festival, Emmanuel Sanctuary, Emmanuel Room, 15 Newbury St. PROGRAM: “This Is Not a Game: Sports and Social Change,” featuring Etan Thomas, Amy Bass, Howard Bryant, and Wil Haygood; moderated by Bill Littlefield.
ACTIVIST ATHLETES: Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response—from fans, owners, even the President—has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King […]
Join Etan Thomas for a discussion and signing of We Matter: Athletes and Activism. This event will be held at the Kaufmann Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall on the Central Campus (232 East Avenue) at Cornell University. Free and open to the public. For full information, click here.
Etan Thomas will present We Matter: Athletes and Activism as part of the Tanner Lecture Series in the Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.