Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Events Tag: We Matter

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Past Events

Etan Thomas — National Black Book Festival, Houston, TX

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 […]

Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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 […]

Etan Thomas — Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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.


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