NEW DATE: David Zirin, author of "The Kaepernick Effect"

Event date: 

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

The Kaepernick Effect
David Zirin

Friends of the Lafayette Library present

David Zirin 

who will discuss his book

The Kaepernick Effect

In 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of African Americans, the celebrated NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of quiet protests on the field, refusing to stand during the U.S. national anthem.  By "taking a knee," Kaepernick bravely joined a long tradition of American athletes making powerful political statements.  This time, however, Kaepernick's simple act spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality.

One of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is a columnist for The Nation, SLAM Magazine, and The Progressive. His many books include A People's History of Sports in the United States, Game Over, Bad Sports, and The Kaepernick Effect (all published by The New Press). Host of Sirius XM's popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN, he lives near Washington, DC.


The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World By Dave Zirin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620976753
Availability: Not on our shelves, but available to order.
Published: New Press - September 14th, 2021