Thursday, April 22, 3:30 p.m.
Conversation with Howard Bryant, author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field (Beacon Press, 2020) and senior writer for ESPN
Bryant will offer reflections about race and racism in our current moment, drawing on insights from his new collection of essays, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, which Ibram X. Kendi has praised as "a searing rejection of everything racist America holds dear inside and outside the lines." As a longtime senior writer at ESPN and author of several books about race and sports, Bryant will also engage with the audience in a conversation about sports today, especially during the pandemic and this time of the nation's racial reckoning.
Zoom link: https://westfield-ma.zoom.us/j/97680051265
Meeting ID: 976 8005 1265
About the speaker:
Howard Bryant is an author, a senior writer for ESPN, and a correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition. In addition to Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, Bryant is author of Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston; Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball; The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron; and The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism. He has been with ESPN since 2007. Before then, Bryant was a reporter for the Washington Post from 2005-2007 and columnist for the Boston Herald from 2002-2005. He has reported for several other papers as well.