[RSVP] Humanitini: Washington Redskins, is it more than just a name?

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Zena "Chief Z" Williams, unofficial mascot of the Washington Redskins, signs autographs at the Redskins' NFL football training camp in Ashburn, Va. Many experts say using any human being as a mascot is demeaning regardless of the depiction, though communities at times have been reluctant to cede old traditions. Team officials defend the name even as critics hold demonstrations and President Obama suggests he would consider a name change if he owned the team. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Have another Humanitini! Our monthly, happy-hour series brings thoughtful, intellectual humanities conversations to the after-work bar scene throughout the city. Tomorrow, we will host Humanitini: A discussion about the Washington Redskins’ name at The Brixton.

Tradition or epithet? Honoring or demeaning? November’s panel will discuss the Redskins’ naming controversy. The debate has implications far beyond sports or the greater DC area. No matter your stance, join us and add your perspective to the conversation!
Panelists will include
Suzan Shown Harjo: President,
The Morning Star Institute
Victoria Phillips: American University Law Professor
Anii Brown: Student Advocates for Native Communities
Tara Houska: Founding Member of Not Your Mascots
Walter Gottlieb: Filmmaker, “The Washington Redskins: The Winning Years”
When: November 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Brixton, 901 U Street, NW
Cost: FREE

RSVP is requested. Register below and add your opinion to the conversation! 

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