Abe Streep is the author of Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana, winner of the Montana Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona General Nonfiction Book Award. Abe has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, WIRED, the High Country News, the Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic, the California Sunday Magazine, and Outside, where he is a contributing editor. His writing has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing and noted by The Best American Essays and The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and he was a recipient of the 2019 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for deep reporting about underrepresented communities.
Sports are often framed as entertainment, an escape from daily life. But sometimes a game can represent a great deal more, serving as a venue where historical currents and power dynamics run into one another. This talk will explore journalism's role in reflecting those realities, and the beauty of unresolved complexity in a story about sport.