Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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USA Weightlifting is Committed to Fostering a Diverse, Equitable And Inclusive Community

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USA Weightlifting has made it a priority to make our sport available to “Anyone, Anywhere”, to us this means ensuring that our sport truly can be practiced by anyone regardless of their socio economic status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or any other matter.

Putting together a clear action plan speaks to that commitment, and we encourage our community to embrace everyone who has a love of the Barbell. We also encourage those who see how we can further include more people in that shared passion for the barbell to reach out to us with your thoughts and ideas.

This site will give you information about our current programs and progress as we work to fulfill our mission of making our sport available to "Anyone, Anywhere."

Programs & Information

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These resources are available to help stop and respond to hate in our community.

The mission of USA Weightlifting shall be to support United States athletes in achieving excellence in Olympic and world competition and to support, promote, and educate a diverse and inclusive community of weightlifting and the use of the barbell in the United States.
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    Implicit Bias

    Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Learn more from the Ohio State University.

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    Racial Justice

    Discover and take actions that create a more just and equitable future from the Racial Justice Action Hub.

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    RISE Curriculum

    RISE curriculums cover various topics including: understanding your identify, sport as a vehicle for social change, racism, equity vs. equality.

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    Working with Blind Athletes

    Best practices on how to work with blind athletes, as told by Brandi Darby

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The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee shall be to advise the Board and Staff on measures to ensure USAW is an inclusive organization for all including butnot limited to gender, race, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic and any other identified group. - USAW Bylaws Section 8.26