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In conversation with Professor David Palumbo-Liu, author of Speaking out of Place: Getting our Political Voices Back, former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf will speak at Stanford to discuss his latest Showtime documentary, STAND. Two decades before Colin Kaepernick took a knee, there was Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Raw and unflinching examination of the courageous life of basketball star and activist Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Born Chris Jackson, he overcame tremendous adversity to reach the NBA and found his true calling when he converted to Islam. His decision not to stand for the national anthem, however, turned him from prodigy to pariah. Told candidly by Abdul-Rauf himself more than 20 years later it’s the remarkable story of one man who kept the faith and paved the way for an intervention that sits at the heart of the intersection of American sports, politics and justice.
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Markaz Resource Center
Religious Studies Department
Black Community Services Center
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