On behalf of the NIRSA Championship Series, I wanted to take a moment to share some updates regarding the process in place to determine plans for the 2020-2021 season.
I’m half white and half Latinx; looking a certain way and acting a certain way has always kept me halfway “in the window” and halfway out. Our individual experience shapes our perspectives in these conversations.
Sports are the best drama because of the raw, genuine emotion they elicit. When our favorite athletes use their platforms and direct that emotion to improving the world, fans are engaged.
We have overcome. We, the humans of NIRSA, have caught each other when the world turned upside down.
The Championship Series has influenced roughly half of my life. It has developed my professional and personal skills, and allowed me to meet some of the most fantastic and dedicated people NIRSA has to offer.
Over the past several days, outrage and anger and sadness poured out into the streets across the U.S. NIRSA will continue to champion equity, diversity, and inclusion as crucial to healthy people and healthy communities.
It has felt like ages since the last blog post. Believe it or not, it has been a scant six weeks since the last time we communicated regarding the Championship Series.
Serving as a leader for NIRSA means expanding your view past the here and now to continue the long-term viability and legacy of our profession’s association.
Make no mistake, this is not the end of the Championship Series—not by a long shot. What we have now is an opportunity to improve and strategize.
We’re just a little over halfway through the NIRSA Championship Series season, and a lot has happened since we last talked.