Join Rose Aguilar, the host of KALW's "Your Call," for a special on-stage discussion with noted author Dave Zirin, live at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA). Dave Zirin's commentaries challenge readers to critically examine the intersections of sports and politics.
This is Dave's only San Francisco appearance on this tour, and it's organized by the Center for Political Education (CPE) and Solespace. Purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/376555
Information and tickets for Dave's May 17 Oakland event at Solespace can be found here:
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From the NHL's recent efforts to reach out to gay hockey players to baseball's recent commemoration of Jackie Robinson, to the Boston Marathon bombing, Zirin helps us decode the political messages and messaging embedded in sports. He will discuss his most recent book, "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down" (The New Press), which USA Today's Christine Brennan called "the perfect book for our time in sports."
Zirin is co-author of the NAACP Image Award-nominated "The John Carlos Story" (Haymarket Books, September 2011.) In 2010, Zirin published "Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love" (Scribner). Zirin writes regularly for The Nation, where he is sports editor, and his writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated.com and The Progressive.
Since 2006, Rose Aguilar has hosted Your Call, a daily public affairs radio show on San Francisco NPR-affiliate KALW 91.7. She is the author of Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland, which documented a six-month road trip she took to interview people about issues and voting tendencies in the so-called "red states".
In addition, Aguilar has written for AlterNet and Truthout, and offers political analysis for the BBC.