Date & Time
Monday, March 12, 2012
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL, 60607
Free, open to the public.
What's behind all the Linsanity hype? What does this moment say about sports, identity and the cultural landscape in America? How can we use this moment to talk about the issues we should be talking about?
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center at UIC are working together to address some of the issues raised by the recent Jeremy Lin phenomenon.
We've asked a number of critically engaged scholars, authors, and educators locally and nationally to share their thoughts - whether it involves race and racism, masculinity or gender issues, sports as a reflection of society, media criticism or other things they've been mulling about recently.
They have written short thought pieces to discuss during a moderated discussion on Monday, March 12th (the day of the New York Knicks/Chicago Bulls game!).
The impressive list of contributors includes:
Mark Anthony Neal
Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in African-American Studies at Duke University and author of New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity.
"J-Lin and the African-Americanization of Youth Culture" by Mark Anthony Neal
named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World” and writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine.
"Jeremy Lin's inspiration" by David Zirin
author whose memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing, has been published in six countries and is being developed as a television series by HBO.
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, UC Irvine School of the Humanities.
"The Great Yellow Hope" by Claire Jean Kim
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
spoken word artist featured in three seasons of the award-winning “Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry”
"The Forest for the Trees" by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.
Thought piece by Kimberly Springer
hosts Weekender with Alison Cuddy, a weekly guide to getting out of your house - and your neighborhood! As a long-time WBEZ host-producer-blogger, she covers the cultural scene in Chicago and beyond.
senior investigator with the Better Government Association. He was previously a reporter, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter.
"Thank God for Jeremy Lin" by Alden Loury
This program is co-sponsored by The Public Square, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center at UIC.
Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580.
For parking locations near the facility, please visit ChicagoParkingMap.com.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.