Visit the Faculty of Human Kinetics on Thursday for a special screening of the film, The Loyola Project.
The event, presented by the faculty’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is one way to celebrate Black History-Black Futures Month, says Adriana Duquette, committee chair. The documentary tells the story of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers basketball team from Chicago and the racism Black players on the team faced as they made their way 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,” says Duquette. “This is an important film and we are proud to be able to present it for the University of Windsor and surrounding community.”
Narrated by Loyola basketball player and former team co-captain, Lucas Williamson, the film combines modern-day interviews with historic footage.
After the screening, there will be a discussion featuring members of the Lancer men’s basketball team.
The free event begins at 5 p.m. in room 140, Human Kinetics Building. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn more about the film here.