Sportsmens Members in the News

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Photo by Eric Levin

Tracy Heather Strain
Filmmaker

I’m Tracy Heather Strain, and I started playing tennis as an adult and joined Sportsmen’s in 2014. As some of you know, I haven’t been able to focus on tennis as much as I’ve wanted over the past year or more. That’s because when I’m not at the Club or teaching documentary production at Northeastern University, I’ve been producing with my partner/husband—and a great team of collaborators—the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the artist/activist best known for writing the American classic “A Raisin in the Sun.” After 14 years of work, the film I directed, produced and wrote premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival September 8, 2017. On Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9pm it makes its television debut launching the 32nd season of the PBS biography series AMERICAN MASTERS as “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.” Those of you in Boston can see this two-hour journey about Hansberry’s life, art and times at 9pm on WGBH/2. The rest should check local listings for date, time and channel. Please tune-in and share with your networks.
Follow us on social media: @hansberrydoc on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Check out the trailer on our website: www.sightedeyesfeelingheart.com


Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Patty Wen
Editor of the Globe’s Spotlight Team

I’m Patty Wen, a member at Sportsmen’s for more than 15 years – first as a parent of a junior player and now as a member of women’s team.

So the reason I missed so many team practices matches this fall was a major race project that I oversaw as the new editor of the Globe’s Spotlight Team. I was appointed to this job this past summer, and my team of six reporters worked intensely on this seven-part series, which published last month. The idea came about because of so much that happened last year that reminded us of Boston’s longstanding bad reputation around race. So we set out to answer the question: Is this image still deserved ?

The landing page for the series is at www.globe.com/race. It’s the best way to see the series, in my view. But another alternative is through a PDF version. Based on the huge amount of response we got, the Globe has created a free PDF for nonprofits and schools. Email me at patricia.wen@globe.com if you’d like one, and I have also sent one to Toni .

Web site: www.globe.com/race