The theme of the 2021 National Academy of Kinesiology meeting and this special issue, “Kinesiology’s Social Justice Imperative,” suggests we are moving toward social justice. In this paper, I look at kinesiology’s social justice movement over the nearly 100 years of the Academy. More specifically, I consider the representation of women and racial minorities (specifically Black/African Americans) in kinesiology and the Academy throughout our history and social factors related to the changes (or lack thereof) in representation. To move toward social justice, we must learn from that history, highlight the social, and connect with our communities and professionals.
Diane L. Gill
’s Timely Topic Series that featured the NATA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Task Force, which discussed NATA’s DEIA commitments.
. NATA members can access past Timely Topic events on-demand for free at www.nata.org/nata-timely-topics . Visit the website to see all past events, including March’s Timely Topic Series featuring the NATA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Task Force, which discussed NATA’s DEIA commitments.
Alan L. Smith and Jeffrey T. Fairbrother
” ( American Kinesiology Association, 2020 ). Our workshop programming became decidedly more focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as an expression of this commitment. In our roles as president and president elect of the association, we committed to addressing these topics in meaningful
Hannah Bennett, Robert Owens, and Tanya Prewitt-White
antioppressive praxis and creating spaces for self-healing and communal reflection amongst practitioners, we can enliven the field. The special issue then moves into the second section which highlights research articles that provide suggestions for improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the
Amy E. Cox, Lauren Beasley, and Robin Hardin
. , Casey , G.P. , & Gunaldo , T.P. ( 2020 ). Knowledge gains in a professional development workshop on diversity, equity, inclusion, and implicit bias in academia . Advances in Physiology Education, 44 ( 3 ), 286 – 294 . PubMed ID: 32484403 https://doi.org/10.1152/advan.00164.2019 Kondart , M
Jared A. Russell, Leslie D. Gonzales, and Harald Barkhoff
; Sweeney & Bothwick, 2016 ). (e) Inclusive Excellence Leadership: A leadership approach that positions diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice values and principles central to administrative decision-making processes, practices, and culture-sustaining activities ( Russell, 2019 ; Williams, 2013 ). (f
Ting Liu, Michelle Hamilton, and YuChun Chen
spotlight one alumnus every month. Designed as a flyer, the monthly alumni highlight with their professional photo, current position, accomplishments, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion–inspired quote, and other desired information are to be disseminated via email and shared on social media. Another use of
Tara B. Blackshear
, let’s come and play. Parallel to Anita J. Turner, Dr. Edythe Lavonia Allison, and Maryrose Reeves Allen, Mrs. Porter and Ms. Tucker are intentional in providing culturally responsive environments for students’ success and recognize that the current K–12 PE standards are void of diversity, equity
Yannick Kluch and Terry L. Rentner
. Umich.edu . https://sph.umich.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/ U.S. Department of Education ( 2016 ). Advancing diversity and inclusion higher education . https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/advancing-diversity-inclusion.pdf Wamsley , L. ( 2021 , April 8 ). CDC director declares racism a