Sociology at the Movies – Lynch: A History

An upcoming screening of David Shields‘ groundbreaking new film, Lynch: A History, examines race, protest, and the sports industrial complex through the divisive figure of former Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch. The film is a loose adaptation of Shields’s 1999 book, Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Shields and writer Ijeoma Oluo.

Lynch documents and celebrates what Shields calls “Lynch’s attempt to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him and that he wants to both exploit and oppose. Lynch is leaving a legacy of the eloquence of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of resistance.”

Interested in learning more about sports through a sociological lens? Keep an eye out for Dr. Kyle Crowder’s winter course (Sociology of Sport – SOC 222)!

Details: FREE, October 29, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Hugo House (located near the Light Rail Station on Capitol Hill)

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