Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Etan Thomas (In conversation with Tony Massenburg):
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Description of Pictures: Etan Thomas, Tony Massenburg -- Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas' interviews of over 50 athletes and others, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Dwyane Wade, who believe in using their voices for more than sports - they are addressing issues of social justice.
Latest Title: We Matter: Athletes and Activism
Etan Thomas, who played in the NBA for 11 years, was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Okla. He has published four books: a collection of poems titled “More Than an Athlete;” the motivational book “Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge;” “Voices of the Future,” a collection of poems and essays by young writers from around the country; and “We Matter: Athletes and Activism.” Thomas was honored for social justice advocacy as the recipient of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award, as well as the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Legacy Award. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, and ESPN. He can be frequently seen on MSNBC as a special correspondent and he cohosts a weekly local radio show, “The Collision,” on WPFW in Washington, D.C., about the place where sports and politics collide.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.