"Shut Up and Play": Race and Racism in American Sports

Date: Jan 26, 2021

Where: Virtual Event

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About the Event:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Virtual Event

Hosted by NFL player and activist Ryan Russell, “Shut Up and Play” brings together professional athletes, journalists, and scholars of race and sport to interrogate the long and continuous history of racism in sports and sports culture in the United States. The purpose of the event is to bring this issue into the awareness of the widest possible audience while at the same time providing support, insight and care for those who are most affected by it, namely, BIPOC athletes. To that end, we have partnered with South Florida All Stars to help bring in middle and high school student athletes, and with FIU Athletics to engage our own student athletes. 

“Shut Up and Play” is the first event supported through the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment's new partnership with Wells Fargo, and is co-sponsored by FIU’s Division of Diversity Equity & Inclusion; African & African Diaspora Studies Program; College of Arts, Sciences & Education; Center for Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of English; FIU Athletics; and South Florida All Stars.