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Title:
We matter : athletes and activism
Author:
Thomas, Etan, author, interviewer.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, New York, USA : Edge of Sports, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Featuring interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more--and interwoven with essays and critiques bu Thomas--We Matter shares the personal tales and opinions of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russel, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Jemele Hill, Anquan Boldin, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, James Blake, John Carlos, Laila Ali, Michael Eric Dyson, Joakim Noah, Eric Reid, Adam Silver, Soledad O'Brien, John Wall, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Bradley Beal, Tamika Catchings, Curtis Conway, Harry Edwards, Chris Hayes, Craig Hodges, Chamique Holdsclaw, Scoop Jackson, Bomani Jones, Shaun King, Jimmy King, Ted Leonsis, Thabo Sefolosha, Ilyasah Shabazz, Torrey Smith, Kenny Smith, Michael Smith, David West, Michael Wilbon, Jahvaris Fulton (brother of Trayvon Martin), Emerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), Allysza Castile (sister of Philando Castile), Valerie Castile (mother of Philando Castile), and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher). This volume will be an inspiration for many different people: sports junkies; young readers who need words of encouragement from their favorite athletes; parents seeking positive messages for their children; activists who want to hear athletes using their voices to address social justice; and schools that need motivational material for their students"--Jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
The children of the movement -- Athlete activism matters -- The Kaepernick movement matters -- Standing up to police brutality matters -- Coaches and management using their voices matters -- Standing up for Black Lives Matter matters -- Ignoring critics and haters matters -- Speaking out in the age of Trump matters -- Connecting with activists matters -- Having "the talk" with young male athletes matters -- Having "the talk" with young female athletes matters -- Fighting for your rights matters -- Education matters.
ISBN:
9781617755910

9781617755941
Format :
Book

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