21 September 2010 | New Hazlett Theater | 6:30 p.m.
Once upon a time our children looked up to star athletes. Then, those athletes were untarnished, vital heroes who parents could point to as role models. Now, those same parents must shield their children from a long parade of fallen sports heroes and their questionable behavior.
Is ethics in sports dead? Has the business of sports lost its way? Is no one holding our sports stars accountable for their behavior? Are we asking too much of them? Pittsburgh has long been known for its legendary loyalty to their sports starts. How do the antics of hometown players affect our community?
Each of our star panelists will tackle this difficult subject from a different point of view. You will hear from Franco Harris, our enduring local sports hero; Ayanah Moor, an associate professor in the School of Art at CMU , and a former football player with the Independent Women’s Football League, the Pittsburgh Passions; and Jack Marshall, president of ProEthics and the primary writer of Ethics Alarms, moderated by Priya Narasimhan, Director of Intel Labs Pittsburgh, the founder of Yinzcam and a huge Steelers’ fan.
Want another sports hit? Check out WHATEVER IT TAKES: Steelers Fan Collections, curated by Jon Rubin + Astria Suparak, at the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts. The show runs through January 30, 2011.