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 during the month of February, 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
South Florida Bulls
Georgia State Panthers

EQUALITY & INCLUSION NIGHT FEATURED IN NATIONAL EDUCATION PUBLICATION

Diverse Education

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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