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Watch this powerful video featuring players and coaches in men's volleyball speak out about their experiences.

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Howard University Libero Fola Wilson created a private Facebook group for Black Women who are current athletes to find a safe space and be open in discussing current issues, share stories, and receive support and validation.

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AVCA blog written by former AVCA Executive Director, Kathy DeBoer.

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Presented by Jen Fry, Social Educator and Founder/CEO of Jen Fry Talks (Recording).

Listen to the full convention session and view the PowerPoint.


A Resource Guide to Promote LGBTQ+ Awareness & Inclusion in Volleyball.

Additional Resources

Winning the LGBTQ+ Inclusion Game in Volleyball

April 13, 2023

How to Transfer the Love of the Game: A Panel on Developing Volleyball in Urban Areas

April 13, 2023

A volleyball coaching and athlete development company that aims to address issues related to diversity within the game of volleyball amongst players and coaches at all levels


Co-Founder: Haley Eckerman, Assistant Volleyball Coach at Tarleton State University

The UAA “Conversations About Race and Racism” series seeks to lift the voices of people of color and recognize the challenges faced in both athletics and academics at the collegiate level. By sharing personal stories, we hope to elevate the conversation about race to raise awareness and bring about change.


Conversations about Race and Racism: Karl France
Conversations about Race and Racism: Temilade Adekoya

Interested in learning more about the AVCA's Diversity Initiatives?

Check out the AVCA Diversity Development Team.