Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network (MAPS): "Sport in the City — Race, Class, Youth, and Sports in the Urban Landscape"

September 21, 2011

This event will feature the following guest speakers:

Professor Scott Brooks (UCR), author of Black Men Can’t Shoot (University of Chicago Press)

Professor James McKeever (Pierce College)

De Shon Andrews (CSULB Sociology MA student and youth mentor / coach)

The event is a student-friendly event.  It will delve into contemporary issues of race, class, sports, mentorship, and masculinity from a community cultural wealth (ccw) perspective.

All 3 presenters are sociologists as well as seasoned basketball coaches / youth mentors.  This event is sure to resonate with many students.

For further information, please contact Jake Alimahomed-Wilson at or visit

Sponsor: The Department of Sociology