The direct sharing by the participants of Embodying Equality through Officiating was an opening for this group to have constructive and healing conversations as we continue to meet. Through the feedback on the first two surveys, we are refining the opportunity for this collective to narrow in on the types of expressions, dialogues, practices, and services desired by this working group.
Monte’s Voice (Reflection):
Sports-affiliated personnel often exist at the tip of the spear as our culture continues to seek the change immortalized by the late Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
As a collective, referees, in my experience, tend to be the most reflective, sharing and service-oriented individuals I have interacted with throughout my life. Sports in general allows for cultural-change constructs to be developed and honed. Cultural