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As members of the sports community, we all have the power to be champions of change. It's time for us as athletes, students, coaches, administrators and fans to step up and do our part.

Here are some ways you can RISE to action and be a leader for addressing racism and improving race relations in our country.

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Take the RISE Pledge to End Racism

I PLEDGE to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.

I will speak out, RISE up and be a Champion of Change.


Explore and download some of our educational modules to learn how to facilitate our interactive curriculum. Explore our glossary of race-related terms and concepts to support discussions on these important topics.

RISE glossary

RISE has created a glossary of race-related terms and concepts to support discussions on these important topics. Additional content will be added to the glossary on an on-going basis.

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Discussion Plans

This module helps participants explore labels central to our identities while also demonstrating just how fluid our identities can be. Participants also discuss ways in which diversity can be valuable.

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Within this module, participants learn the definitions of key terms related to race and diversity and how these constructs sometimes shift depending upon the social context.

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During this module, participants learn about the difference between equality and equity and how they can be used to achieve fairness.

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Within this module, participants examine examples of professional athletes using sports as a vehicle for social progress. They also explore ways in which they can use their own platform to drive change.

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During this module, participants learn about the influence and responsibility that social media users have and examine what makes this type of content positive or negative.

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Juneteenth is a commemorative holiday, honoring June 19, 1865 and the end of chattel slavery in the United States.

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MLK Day in the United States occurs on the third Monday of January, when we as a Nation celebrate and honor the activism, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Celebrate Diversity Month originated in 2004 and was created to identify, highlight and honor the diversity of the world around us and its citizens.

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Haitian Heritage Month is a month-long observance created to highlight the expansive culture, art, cuisine, and history of Haiti.

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This module provides participants with an opportunity to work together as a team to achieve a common goal. The module concludes with a discussion on effective methods for community building.

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In this module, participants discuss instances of being included and excluded. They also are challenged to explore the connection between racism and experiences of inclusion and exclusion.

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During this module, participants explore the use of racial imagery in sports and the varying points of view on the subject.

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This module helps participants reflect on their own influence and power and how it can be used for positive change.

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Within this module, participants gain an understanding of empathy and practice the difference between problem solving and empathetic listening.

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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 through October 15.

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Black History month is a celebration, but it is also a call to action, and this has rung true for leaders throughout history, since its inception as a holiday in 1926.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an annual observance and celebration recognizing the historical and cultural contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans.

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Digital Modules

In this module you will be introduced to RISE and our mission to fight against racism. We will define racism and provide you the opportunity to hear how some current and former athletes are using their platform to speak out. Finally, we provide you the opportunity to take the RISE Pledge to End Racism.

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Racism exists in various forms. In this activity, we'll explore the differences between systemic racism and interpersonal racism, and how both might manifest themselves in your daily life.

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Test your knowledge of important race-related terms and concepts from the RISE Glossary to assure you're best equipped to engage in critical conversations around topics such as race, identity, diversity and inclusion.

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RISE Digital Learning Series

Develop the skills and tools to be culturally competent and advocate for racial equity by exploring the RISE Digital Learning Series. Follow along as athletes and experts provide perspective on critical topics such as racism, identity, empathy, bias and more. The series features videos, podcasts, blogs, live chats and inspiring educational activities.

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