2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The New Church: Sport as Currency of American Life

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom CD
98 San Jacinto Blvd

Once notable through politics or church, society now experiences major themes of life and social issues through the lens of sport. The exploration of certain troublesome topics is no longer served in hushed tones in private but represented through words and actions of stars on the field. And more self-evident than ever, conversations surrounding issues like domestic violence, equality and racism illuminate differences in culture and class that force examination, and engage community in ways that serve to connect and divide us in equal parts. Join the conversation with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols; noted documentarian Marina Zenovich, director of SXSW Film premiere Fantastic Lies; and Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SXsports


Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic Athlete

USA Fencing

Marina Zenovich


Fantastic Lies

Rachel Nichols at SXSW

Rachel Nichols




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