In 1986, an “experimental” Seattle basketball team blended white players from Lakeside School and black inner-city kids in hopes of increasing both opportunities and empathy. The season unfolded like an uplifting sports movie, and the experiment was deemed a success. But was it? Two decades later, journalist Doug Merlino, who played on the team, searched for his teammates–from a prison cell to a hedge-fund office–discovering how crossing lines of class, race, and wealth affected the lives of those 10 boys. Virtually all of his teammates, as well as a coach and team organizer, join Merlino in a discussion moderated by Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large. Presented by Town Hall, with University Book Store.
Wed 1/5, 2011, 7:30pm
1 Team, 10 Lives in Black & White