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Georgia State University Athletics is participating in the Equality & Inclusion Games campaign to celebrate the university community's rich diversity, and efforts toward equality and inclusion for all.
The men's basketball game on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. against Appalachian State and the women's basketball game on Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. against Georgia Southern will take place as part of a nationwide campaign presented by the Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alliance, reminding that sports can be used as a platform to highlight important societal issues in communities locally and across the country.
This is the second year of the campaign, where coaches and staff are asked to wear all black on the sidelines as well as an "equal sign" lapel pin created to symbolize equality.
The Rising Coaches DEI Alliance is a non-profit comprised of 12 different social justice and minority coaching organizations. Member organizations include the Asian Coaches Association, Black Coaches Association, Black Coaches United, Be Ready, Coaches For Action, Coaches For Change, embRACEus, the Equality Coaching Alliance, the Latino Association of Basketball Coaches, the Jewish Coaches Association, the Minority Coaches Association, Rising Coaches, and the Women of Color Coaches Network.
Both games will take place at the Georgia State Convocation Center, 455 Capitol Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
For ticket, venue and parking information, visit Georgia State Athletics on the web at https://georgiastatesports.com/. For more information about the Rising Coaches DEI Alliance, visit https://www.risingcoaches.com/.