Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Upcoming Salon Event: Making Its Mark - South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup

June 9th, 2010 12-2PM

Busboys and Poets Langston Room, 14th & V St NW , Washington DC

Salon Event: Making Its Mark - South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup

In June, the first coin of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be tossed in host country, South Africa . Amidst the entire African continents' excitemement over its hosting debut, South Africa will once again make its mark as the midfielder of the seamless intersection of soccer fever and government and corporate accountability. Join labor, gender, peace and justice activists and true fans of the sport to make South Africa 's mark count. Midfielders, strikers, forwards and defenders...let the games begin!

Dave Zirin (Edge of Sports Radio), Emira Woods and Tope Folarin (IPS) will start the discussion at this salon series event.

Please RSVP to or call 202-787-5277.


* Dave Zirin is a national sportwriter and the host of Edge of Sports on XM Radio "where sports and politics collide".

* Emira Woods is the Co-Director of the Foreign Policy In Focus project at the Institute for Policy Studies where she sheds light on issues ranging from debt relief, gender equality, trade and development to US military policy.

* Tope Folarin is a Newman Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He focuses on African politics, the racial-wealth divide in the United States and any intersections therein.

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