The Hustle is a memoir by Seattle native Doug Merlino about a 1980s middle school basketball team intentionally formed across race and class lines. Merlino was a member of the team, who, 20 years after its dissolution, decided to locate all of his former teammates. The story is a fascinating exploration of the ways in which race, money, and opportunity shape our lives.
The panel will include Merlino and several of his teammates from the book. KUOW’s incomparable Phyllis Fletcher will moderate.
The event starts at 7 PM. There will be a short period for mingling and refreshments, and the panel will begin at 7:30.
Hope to see you there!