Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram at NYU on November 8th

15 Oct

lilian thuramRetired defender Lilian Thuram will be speaking on racism in soccer at New York University on Friday, November 8th.

While the event is free and open to the general public,  you must call to RSVP. Watishista P (who brought this to our attention – ta!) cautioned that the space is small and Grant Wahl already posted about it on Twitter, so if you want to go, get on this quickly. Here are all the pertinent deets.

One of the most capped players in the history of Les Bleus, Lilian is also a World Cup winner (1998) and European champion (2000). In his career, he played for Monaco, Parma, Juventus and Barcelona. He founded the Lilian Thuram Foundation in 2008 which combats xenophobia and racism through education. Thuram has been very politically active over the years and is also a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage/adoption. 

As you may recall from yesterday’s posted interview with Varane, he looks to Thuram as his role model.

I think this is going to be a really interesting event and I’m looking forward to it. I know a couple of us already RSVPed. Shoot me an email if you’re going to be there.

– Lozil

7 Responses to “Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram at NYU on November 8th”

  1. shiggers October 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up!

  2. gillianrosh October 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Makes me wish I still lived in NYC.

  3. realmadridlookbook October 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Just RSVP’d, thanks for sharing!

  4. Christine October 16, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Hi, I just found your blog(love it!), thanks for sharing the details of this event. I just RSVP’d.

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