ESPN’s Jemele Hill to Speak at Trinity College on March 1 as Part of Women’s History Month

Event Features Talk Titled, ‘The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Sports, Journalism, and Today’s Political Climate’

​Hartford, Connecticut, February 27, 2018—

WHAT: Jemele Hill of ESPN will kick off Women’s History Month at Trinity College by delivering a talk titled, “The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Sports, Journalism, and Today’s Political Climate.” The free event will include a question and answer session and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

WHERE: Mather Hall, Washington Room

                        Trinity College

                        300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106

(For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, click here. Parking is available in the college lots and on Summit Street.) 

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018

                     12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Common Hour)

Background: Jemele Hill is currently the chief correspondent and senior columnist at ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” a website dedicated to exploring the intersection of sports, race, and culture and the host of ESPN’s Last Table. Hill was formerly an anchor of ESPN’s 6:00 p.m. SportsCenter alongside Michael Smith. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism, the Detroit native worked as a sports writer and columnist before beginning her career at ESPN in November 2006. She has won several journalism awards including the first annual McKenzie Cup and an honorable mention in the 2007 edition of the Best American Sports Writing. Hill is member of the National Association of Black Journalists and participated in “The President and the People: A National Conversation,” a town-hall event with President Barack Obama concerning race relations justice, policing, and equality.

This event is presented as part of Trinity College’s Bridging Divides initiative, which seeks to bring together the Trinity community in creating an environment that invites dialogue and promotes understanding across differences. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Dean of the Faculty, Dean of Students, SAIL (the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership), WGRAC (Women and Gender Resource Action Center), TCBWO (Trinity College Black Women’s Organization), Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Human Rights Studies Department, Office of Multicultural Affairs, P.R.I.D.E. (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education), Imani, Department of Athletics, Bantam Network (Trinsition Fellows), SGA (Student Government Association), PHAB (Promoting Health Awareness of the Body), Masculinity Project, Multicultural Affairs Council, and Women’s Leadership Council.