Dave Zirin, sports commentator

PULLMAN — Renowned sports commentator and political activist Dave Zirin will give the keynote address for the annual undergraduate student symposium on Friday at 4 p.m. in CUE 216. His presentation is entitled “What’s My Name Fool? Sports, Politics, and Resistance.”

The Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies is hosting the annual undergraduate student symposium 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the CUE.
 
Comparative Ethnic Studies majors, minors and students enrolled in CES courses during the spring semester will present their research through PowerPoint presentations, spoken word performances, short films and original art works on a range of topics including sweatshops, the globalization of the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, race and popular culture, and the prison industrial complex.

Sessions will be held in CUE 518 and in CUE 512. For a complete schedule of the presenters and presentations, see http://libarts.wsu.edu/libarts/ces/
 
Student presentations will be judged and top presenters will receive awards. Recipients of Sophie Nicole Leonard scholarships, awarded earlier this spring, will also be recognized.
 
Zirin is Press Action’s 2005 and 2006 Sportswriter of the Year. He writes about sports for the Nation Magazine and also hosts XM satellite’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. Zirin is also the author of “A People’s History of Sports in the United States,” and “Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports.”

For additional information on Zirin, visit http://www.edgeofsports.com.