Alison Mariella Désir in Conversation With Peter Bromka

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Mon, Jan 23, 7 pm
Powell's City of Books Pearl District (Portland)
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In Running While Black, Alison Désir digs into an athletic practice that she credits with giving her life meaning and structure, but that also was "largely built with white people in mind." Désir, an endurance runner, activist, and mental health advocate, explores how one of history's oldest sports has never been "truly open" to Black people (the murder of Ahmaud Arbery is one horrific example). Unpacking how the fitness industry might offload its white supremacist underpinnings, Désir will be joined in conversation by Peter Bromka, a runner and writer from Portland.

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