Monday, March 29, 2010
The JSRCC Multicultural Enrichment Council (MEC) encourages cultural diversity throughout the Reynolds campuses and communities. In addition to speakers like Kevin Powell, the MEC organizes the College’s Cinema Series as well as the “Around the World Through Books” discussion series which recently hosted a discussion on How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer.
According to an Amazon.com book review, “…in Europe, South America, and elsewhere, soccer is not merely a pastime but often an expression of the social, economic, political, and racial composition of the communities that host both the teams and their throngs of enthusiastic fans…. Foer draws the reader into these sport-mad societies…”
JSRCC faculty member Jena Morrison facilitated the discussion and JSRCC student Jeferson Alvarez presented information about the role of soccer in his home country of Honduras.
Posted by J. Sargeant Reynolds at 10:07 AM