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Talk Africa Utopia - Sport: The Power and Price of Protest

Africa Utopia - Sport: The Power and Price of Protest

Southbank Centre

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Genre: Event with live subtitles

Synopsis

Sport: The Power and Price of Protest

Explore the complexities, possibilities and personal cost of protest in sport at our panel discussion, chaired by Olympian Denise Lewis.

Lewis is joined on stage by former New York Giant Osi Umenyiora, two-time Super Bowl champion, who is now a sports pundit for the BBC, and former NBA player Jay Williams.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick came to international attention after refusing to stand (an act that became known as ‘taking a knee’) for the US national anthem in 2016. In his words:

‘There are bodies in the street and cops are getting paid leave and getting away with murder… I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me – I know that I stood up for what is right.’

This event is presented in association with Indaba X.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.

 

Event details

Sat 14 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
London
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council