A Dialogue on Sport, Protest, and the NFL National Anthem Debate

Alan Page, whose illustrious career has included time spent as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Vikings and as a justice with the Minnesota State Supreme Court, is one of the panelists who will visit St. Olaf January 23.

On January 23, less than two weeks before the Super Bowl comes to Minneapolis, the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community will host a town hall–style forum on sport, protest, and the controversies surrounding the NFL and its players taking a knee during the national anthem.

The St. Olaf community will be joined for this conversation by Justice Alan Page, whose illustrious career has included time spent as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Vikings, as a justice with the Minnesota State Supreme Court, and as the founder of the Page Education Foundation. Joining Justice Page will be Jackie MacMullan, an award-winning sports journalist, and Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret and NFL athlete who played a key role in convincing Colin Kaepernick to kneel rather than sit during the national anthem.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in Viking Theater in Buntrock Commons, is free and open to the public. It will be streamed and archived online.

Read more about forum and speakers on the Institute for Freedom and Community’s event page.