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What is Equality and Inclusion Night?

Equality and Inclusion Night is a nationwide campaign designed to use our college basketball platform to keep equality in the national conversation.

For a single game this year - between Feb 10-22, 2022 - we are asking all teams in men’s and women’s basketball to participate in Equality and Inclusion night. We are asking coaches to wear all black on the sidelines and wear the “equal sign” pin we have created to symbolize equality.

Let’s unite to let the world know that college basketball will stand up for Equality and Inclusion.

 

JUST A FEW Universities PARTICIPATING IN EQUALITY AND INCLUSION NIGHT

Akron Zips Howard Bison Minnesota Golden Gophers Mississippi Rebels Sacred Heart Pioneers Towson Tigers Northern Iowa Panthers Kennesaw State Owls Cleveland State Vikings Delaware State Hornets New Orleans Privateers Buffalo Bulls Memphis Tigers Kent State Golden Flashes San Jose State Spartans SEMO-2 South Florida Bulls Georgia State Panthers

EQUALITY & INCLUSION NIGHT FEATURED IN NATIONAL EDUCATION PUBLICATION

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Rising Coaches Equality and Inclusion Campaign to Organize College Basketball Around Social Justice Issues

Dr. Marcus Bright

The placement of sports in the lexicon of American society is undeniably prominent, potent, and powerful. It is one of the few things that bring people together from different races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and genders. One’s background or status bears no weight on who wins on the playing courts and fields. It is arguably as close to a pure meritocracy as one gets as it consists of a player or team’s ability, preparation, strategy, execution, and performance against an opponent with clear rules and fair play.

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