poster image “The Loyola Project”The Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee brings “The Loyola Project” to campus for a screening Feb. 9.

Documentary chronicles how a college basketball team broke racial barriers

Join the Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee for a free special screening of the film, The Loyola Project, on Thursday, Feb. 9.

The documentary tells the story of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers basketball team from Chicago and the racism the Black players on the team faced as they made their way that year to winning the national collegiate championship.

“This legendary team challenged racial barriers at the height of the civil rights movement and changed the trajectory of college basketball forever,” said Adriana Duquette, chair of the committee hosting the screening. “This is an important film and the Human Kinetics Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee is proud to be able to present it for the University of Windsor and surrounding community.”

The film is narrated by Loyola basketball player and team co-captain Lucas Williamson and combines modern-day interviews with historic footage. Learn more about the film here.

After the screening, there will be a discussion featuring members of the Lancer men’s basketball team.

The Feb. 9 event begins at 5 p.m. in room 140, Human Kinetics Building. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, with no need to book tickets or register to attend in advance.

—Sarah Sacheli

Black History Black Futures

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