2021 Actions for Change Summit
The 2nd Annual Together, We Thrive: Actions for Change Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Summit is to continue the conversations around DEIA in multisport. Sharing success stories for individuals in the community who have had positive impacts on multisport in the DEIA space will continue but an expanded focus on specific constituent groups. Presentations will focus on programs/initiatives/experiences, challenges that were faced along the way and action items for others to use in their communities. We’re aim to touch on all areas of DEIA within multisport with topics ranging from breaking through barriers and Paratriathlon growth to women in the sport, allyship and a Diverse and Inclusive Environment. Tracks specific to Race Directors, Coaches, and Club Administrators will be offered.
Why We’re Hosting This Summit
The need for this summit is based off the number of community members who have reached out to USA Triathlon on what they can do to help diversify and foster inclusion in our community. Over the summer of 2020, USA Triathlon hosted 10 Community roundtables focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access and a common theme was that individuals want to be involved in DEIA within the sport but are not sure where to start or what type of impact they could have in the space. This summit will focus on actionable take-aways that individuals can tweak to use within their community.
Summit Schedule - all times are listed in Mountain Time
Friday, November 5 - Day 1
3:00 PM - Black Girls Do Bike - Monica Garrison, Founder of Black Girls Do Bike
3:45 PM - Day 1 Closing Remarks and Overview of Day 2 Schedule - Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
Saturday, November 6 - Day 2
9:00 AM - Day 2 Welcome - Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
10:30 AM - The Role of Representation in Shaping the Future of Sport - Sadé Smith, NCAA Triathlete and Member of USA Triathlon's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Advisory Council
11:30 AM - Growing Diversity in Events through Recruiting - Reggie Waller, USA Triathlon Certified Coach
2:00 PM - Interactive Together We Thrive Trivia
3:00 PM - Transgender Athlete Inclusion - Chris Mosier, Team USA Athlete and First Openly Transgender Athlete to Compete in a US Olympic Team Trial
3:45 PM - Day 2 Closing Remarks and Overview of Day 3 Schedule - Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
Sunday, November 7 - Day 3
10:00 AM - Day 2 Welcome - Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
10:30 AM - I am a Triathlete – Conversations with Award Winning Author, Nia Obotette - Nia Obotette, Award Winning Author of 'I am a Triathlete"
11;30 AM - Women in Triathlon: How to Create Space for Women to Thrive Presented by Perspective Fitwear - Sara Gross, Ironman Champion and Feisty Media founder and CEO
1:00 PM - I’m Clarice Chastang – And I’m Here to Make a Difference - Clarice Chastang, Professional Triathlete
1:45 PM - Closing Remarks - Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access