Sports, Race and Society Lectures

American athletes, and black athletes in particular, have a storied history of utilizing their platform for the purpose of political expression. A new academic and current affairs forum at Princeton University, The Sports, Race and Society Lecture made possible by the Stephen C. Mills ’81 Fund, will explore the implications and possibilities of uniting sport with the American experiment, the obligation that executives in the governance of sport ought to fulfill to athletes and communities, and the impact of athletes as citizens and influential community members. The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University along with the Princeton University Department of Athletics are committed, with the support of the Mills Fund, to continuing this forum for years to come, as a newly endowed lecture series at the University.


Political Expression and Activism in Today’s NBA with Adam Silver

Featured ImageThe inaugural event in the series, a conversation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, New York Knicks General Manager Steve Mills ’81, ESPN analyst Craig Robinson ’83, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Center for African American Studies. The Ford Family Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux ’91 will give opening remarks.

The Sports, Race and Society Lecture is an annual lecture at Princeton University jointly sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Department of Athletics. The series is supported by the Stephen C. Mills ’81 Fund.

The event is free and open to the public; tickets are required, and limited. Seating for the event is general admission. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

A reserved amount of tickets will be available to Princeton students starting Wednesday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be picked up at the box office in the Frist Campus Center. Students may pick up one ticket per TigerCard and can present up to two TigerCards. Faculty and staff tickets will be available at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13th using the same guidelines.

Tickets will be available to the general public starting March 18th at 10:00 a.m. and can be reserved through University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 and at the Frist Campus Center box office. There is a maximum of two tickets per person. Ticket distribution will continue, while supplies last, during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until March 24.