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More Than a Word: Film Screening and Discussion With Dave Zirin, Oct. 14

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Published: 2019-10-09 00:00:01.000

<p>When: October 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.</p>
<p>Where: Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement</p>
<p>Pavilion 4/Room 201 (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus)</p>
<p>Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, <a href="http://mediaed.org/mtaw?utm_source=mef&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=MTAW_July_2017&amp;utm_source=Media+Education+Foundation+Email+List&amp;utm_campaign=4d442b5777-Ecomm_More_Than_a_Word_announcement_7_11_2017&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_8555fd0625-4d442b5777-&amp;ct=t(Ecomm_More_Than_a_Word_announcement_7_11_2017)&amp;goal=0_8555fd0625-4d442b5777-&amp;mc_cid=4d442b5777&amp;mc_eid=[UNIQID]" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://mediaed.org/mtaw?utm_source%3Dmef%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3DMTAW_July_2017%26utm_source%3DMedia%2BEducation%2BFoundation%2BEmail%2BList%26utm_campaign%3D4d442b5777-Ecomm_More_Than_a_Word_announcement_7_11_2017%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_term%3D0_8555fd0625-4d442b5777-%26ct%3Dt(Ecomm_More_Than_a_Word_announcement_7_11_2017)%26goal%3D0_8555fd0625-4d442b5777-%26mc_cid%3D4d442b5777%26mc_eid%3D%5BUNIQID%5D&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1499806368845000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGniPaLKor918EIK6G3dUDj1swSxA">More Than a Word</a> takes us inside the campaign to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team.</p>
<p>Drawing on the voices of Native American activists and Washington football fans alike, the film traces how the word "r*dskin" went from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the beloved name of one of the most storied franchises in NFL history -- along the way reminding us why words, and history, matter.</p>
<p>The film will be followed by a discussion with History of Sports professor, Dave Zirin.</p>
<p>Event sponsored by the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Student Sentate and Student Life (TP/SS)</p>
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