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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Cultivating and Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

USA Fencing is devoted to developing and celebrating diversity, increasing equality throughout our community, and constantly seeking to create an atmosphere where we are empathetic to our differences and everyone within USA Fencing truly has a sense of belonging.

USA Fencing is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity. Our goal is to ensure equity by providing resources that are in line with the needs of our community. Diversity is opening our doors to everyone, inclusion ensures that everyone feels welcome, and equity guarantees that everyone has the necessary tools to succeed.

Adapting your Approach: Creating a Cohesive Conversation Around Parafencing Panel

This session focuses on how you make your club inclusive of parafencers, how to approach first-time athletes and how to bring para to the forefront of conversation.

Women Leaders of USA Fencing

Led by 2021 Olympic hopeful Iman Blow, Stacey Johnson, Jen Oldham and Tasha Poissant discuss the successes, trials and the journey they each took to rise to their seat at the table and what they see the impact of women in fencing will be going forward.

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

Creating diverse and inclusive environments begins with tough conversations, personal and professional introspective and a commitment to working towards this goal. Led by USOPC Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nitra Rucker, this session dives into how to approach these facets from a DEI lens.

How to be a BIPOC Ally

Led by Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC and The HR Shop, LLC Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, this session is designed to provide a roadmap for leading, working and serving with allyship in mind. The session addresses tips, techniques, barriers and future-thinking strategies to advance a system where collectiveness is the norm.

Additional Resources

Rise’s goal is to create a nation unified through sports committed to racial equity and social justice. 

Race Forward Series
The Race Forward series is a collection of insights and tools to create a more equitable and inclusive future. These videos are based on three prongs they consider to be the at the heart of equality: listen, learn and engage.