Salons at Lunch


Still Taking a Knee:

Anthem Protests, Politics & Sports

August 1, 2018

Is kneeling during the national anthem an act of protest, a sign of disrespect, both, neither, or something else entirely? While the NFL grapples with the issue, “taking a knee” has spilled into other parts of American life,
including a public meeting in Connecticut.


Join us to discuss what the act of kneeling signifies and where it fits in the
American history of symbolic protest.


Suggested Reading:


Dolphins’ anthem protesters can get 4-game bans


Trump praises NFL’s anthem policy


Jerry Jones keeps making the NFL’s mishandling of the anthem worse


Haddam Selectwoman Takes A Knee During Pledge To Protest Trump
And An Outcry Ensues


Launched in 2015, Salons at Lunch are facilitated conversations on
social justice issues in the news.


Salons at Lunch meet Wednesdays at noon in July and August
in the air conditioned Visitor Center.
Bring your thoughts and bring your lunch.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 11:30 AM
Program Noon - 1 PM