Pro Sports & Pop Culture: A Lasting Marriage?

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Time & Date

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm

Event Location

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground 808 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Professional sports are part and parcel of American culture, but could that change this century? How is sports viewership evolving, and will Gen Z - our current generation of undergraduate students – significantly influence the sport and media industries? With a more visible clash between sports franchises and social justice movements playing out on social media, is sports’ place atop popular culture compromised?


Kevin Merida, senior vice president, ESPN

Michael Holley, “Boston Sports Tonight” co-host, NBC Sports Boston

Shira Springer, WBUR sports and society reporter