USA Diving

 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

USA Diving is committed to providing increased access and opportunities to Diving for communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and those of all genders and gender identities. By providing a community where individuals from every background are welcome, respected and safe from harassment and/or bullying, we will build a diverse team of role models to inspire the next generation of divers. 


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council

To ensure we achieve our goals of creating and maintaining a culture that embraces the unique perspectives and journeys of every person, USA Diving has created a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council made up of staff, athletes, member coaches as well as outside partners who specialize in Diversity and Inclusion. Together, the council will identify and outline long-term initiatives that prioritize diversity, equality and inclusion. If you have ideas, know individuals that we should be talking to, organizations we should be working with or have a specific idea on how we can propel our initiatives forward, please send your thoughts to Kelly Fox at kelly@usadiving.org.


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Resources

Education is key in understanding how we can become better allies to our friends and peers. We have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the complex and critical topics that the historically underrepresented members of our community face on a daily basis. We hope that you will take time to educate yourself, become informed and join us in actively supporting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in your community. 

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)- This organization is focused on identity, diversity/inclusion, race, and social change through sport.

NCAA Office of Inclusion

NCAA Champions of Respect-Inclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes and Staff in NCAA Programs

MyProunouns.Org - a resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.

Racial Equality Tools Glossary- This glossary helps identify and attach meaning to and help create an understanding of specific words and terms related to racial equity

Anti-Racist Resources, Sports Edition- this is a compilation of articles, videos and podcasts put together by scholars and practitioners on ant-racist work in sports

Jen Fry Talks- Jen Fry is a thought leader in field of Social Justice in Sport. On her website you will find resources for student athletes, coaches, as well as web articles, trainings and guides on how to facilitate uncomfortable conversations

Difficult Conversations about Race that Make it Easier to Understand Other's Reality

 

This list of resources will be updated frequently and is meant to point you towards the goal of creating a community unified through our shared love of diving and rooted in equity and social justice. If you have additional resources you feel should be included, please e-mail kelly@usadiving.org