Dickinson Readies for NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week on Thursday

Dickinson Readies for NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week on Thursday
CARLISLE, Pa. - Dickinson Athletics in partnership with the Office of LGBTQ Services will offer a screening of the inspiring documentary Changing The Game on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Althouse 106.  The film will continue Dickinson's support of LGBTQ History Month and will kick-start Dickinson Athletics' support of the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week that begins on Tuesday, October 19th. 
 
The film features three high school athletes at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and their unique paths as transgender teens.  Their stories span across the United States from Sarah, a skier in New Hampshire to Andraya, a track athlete in Connecticut, and Mack, a wrestler out of Texas. 
 
Senior Woman Administrator and head women's lacrosse coach Kim Masimore had this to say about the film "we originally had the plan to show Changing The Game in March of 2020, but unfortunately COVID cancelled that plan.  We are incredibly thrilled to finally have the opportunity to gather and watch this inspiring documentary that we hope will generate meaningful conversation as well as positive change for our trans community."
 
"This screening represents one part of the work we are doing to support our trans students and to raise awareness about the experiences of trans athletes on campus. Our commitment this fall includes a working group focused on developing new policies and practices that support trans and nonbinary athletes at Dickinson" added Director of the Office of LGBTQ Services Todd Nordgren.
 
Dickinson athletics will continue to push the topic to the forefront next week through the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign which spans from the 19th to the 21st.  During the campaign, we will hear from our student-athletes who are at various points in their lives or from teammates in support of them.
 
Day 1 (Tuesday) - My Voice My Platform
Day 2 (Wednesday) - Championing Change
Day 3 (Thursday) - Belonging Is
 
Red Devil Nation can follow along all throughout the week on Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtags #DSonRedDevils, #FIGHT, and #ncaainclusion