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Diversity and Inclusion

Philly Collegiate Uniting Together...
Lena Wang

Olwen shared from the Women Rowers Professional Network facebook group a group of rowers who are looking "to coordinate a Unity Regatta, an event bringing all Philadelphia collegiate rowing teams together for the purpose of making a united commitment to promoting and advancing diversity and equity in rowing— a historically racially and economically homogenous sport."

However, before such an event could be pulled together, they gathered athletes from various Philly programs (Temple, UPenn, Drexel, St. Joseph’s, Jefferson, and Villanova) to first "understand how issues, such as economic barriers and lack of representation, operate and what it means to address these inequalities in sports like rowing." They held a panel discussion hitting upon these issues and I just wanted to share the link for those interested in this topic:

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