Are you involved with an Ottawa-area sports & fitness organization or business, educational athletics department, LGBTQ or community group?
Interested in learning about ethics and inclusion in sports?
Then join us for a viewing party (and lunch!)
Tuesday, June 24, 11:30 – 1:00pm
U.S. Embassy Ottawa
490 Sussex Drive
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: As part of State’s celebration of LGBT Pride Month, the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has arranged a global webchat for June 24, at noon EDT, focusing on successes and challenges on LGBT issues in U.S. society. The dialogue will feature Jason Collins, who recently became the first U.S. professional basketball player (NBA) to announce that he is gay. Joining him will be Wade Davis, a former NFL professional football player who came out publicly in 2012. He is executive director for the You Can Play Project, an advocacy organization working to eradicate homophobia in U.S. professional sports.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US: We would like to facilitate a discussion about acceptance in sports, but at the local level. We will also have a laptop set up for submitting questions to the speakers via webchat in order to make it an interactive experience. Recipients of this invitation include sports & fitness NGOs and businesses, post-secondary athletics departments, LGBTQ and community groups, and government. It’s a prime opportunity to meet like-minded people and share best practices. …and, of course, lunch is on us!
If you can’t join us in person, you can tune into the webchat from your home or office by clicking on this link at noon on June 24: https://conx.state.gov/event/acceptance-in-sports/ (lunch not included in this option, sorry!). Let us know if you tune in, and feel free to share the link with your organization, contacts and colleagues.
Embassy viewing party space is limited — first come, first serve!
Please email your RSVP to email@example.com by June 20. Be sure to include any dietary restrictions.
You must RSVP in order to attend. Reservations are non-transferable.
Please bring photo I.D.
Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, and cameras) will be checked upon arrival.
Please arrive at the SUSSEX ENTRANCE 10-15 minutes prior to the program to clear security.
Please indicate special needs requirements when you RSVP.
Parking is available nearby in the Byward Market!