Inclusion

“SILENCE IN THE FACE OF RACISM IS A STATEMENT. RACISM HAS MADE THE WORLD, THE WORKPLACE AND OUR INDUSTRY UNEQUAL AND UNSAFE FOR FAR TOO LONG. WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEACEFUL PROTESTORS WHO ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE SYSTEMIC INJUSTICES AND RACISM THAT HAVE PLAGUED OUR NATION FOR YEARS. WE CAN DO BETTER.”

WE CAN AND ARE COMMITTED TO DOING BETTER:

  • SIA will convene a committee in the coming weeks to help advise SIA’s longer term plan to incorporate inclusivity into our organization and our industry
  • SIA will include inclusivity in our educational platform for the coming years
  • SIA will make certain that our Snowbound Festivals are platforms for inclusivity in winter outdoors
  • SIA will work with our industry partners to convene organizations that represent diverse backgrounds and people of color to listen and learn what more the outdoor industry can do

We will start all of this immediately and will have more to share soon.

We are kicking this off with our Town Hall series on Inclusion.

SIA'S TOWN HALL SERIES ON INCLUSION, HOSTED BY SELEMA MASEKELA

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Winter Outdoor Industry  

SIA is pleased to announce Selema Masekela is hosting a series of conversations to help the winter outdoor industry better understand DEI issues and the role and responsibility our industry plays in creating positive change 

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DEI Town Hall #1: Listen and Learn – Stories of People of Color in the Winter Outdoor Industry 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT

Overview: From participant to entrepreneur, listen first-hand to what it means to be a person of color in the winter outdoor industry.  

Moderator: Selema Masekela

Panelists:  

  • Mike Carey, Founder, Seirus Innovation and Former NFL Referee
  • Dr Gerilyn Davis, Chief Inclusion Officer, Inclusion on the Slopes 
  • Michael Akira West, Founder/CEO 686 and USC Professor 

To watch the recording of this Town Hall, click here to register and use password 2s$T%V=7 to access the recording.

Also, here is the link to the NY Times Magazine article that Mike Carey said was a "must-read."

SIA Town Hall Series on Inclusion #1

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DEI Town Hall Series #2: Inclusion and Your Business 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT 

Overview: The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in your business. 

Moderator: Selema Masekela

Panelists:

  • Lybra Clemons, DEI Advisor and former Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at PayPal 
  • Harvey Floyd II, M.A., Organizational Psychologist, Sr. Executive Coach, Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania & Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School 
  • Lynanne Kunkel, Chief Human Resources Officer at Vail Resorts
  • Jon Rucker, President of HEAD/Tyrolia USA

Register to Watch the Recording Here

 

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DEI Town Hall Series #3: Inclusion on the Slopes. Attracting, Growing and Welcoming Diversity in Winter Outdoor Sports 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT

Overview: Creating an inclusive winter experience for all. 

Moderator: Selema Masekela

Panelists:

  • Dr Gerilyn Davis, Chief Inclusion Officer, Inclusion on the Slopes
  • Steve Larosiliere, Founder, President, STOKED 
  • Kevin McManamon, Executive Director AspenOUT, producer of Aspen Gay Ski Week
  • Henri Rivers, President, National Brotherhood of Skiers

Register here

 

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DEI Town Hall Series #4: Creating Change Together Across the Winter Outdoor Industry 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT

Overview: Collaboration across the industry associations – winter outdoor industry leadership working together to create an agenda for change. 

Moderator: Selema Masekela

Panelists:

  • Constance Beverley, CEO, Share Winter Foundation
  • Dr. Gerilyn Davis, Chief Inclusion Officer, Inclusion on the Slopes
  • Nick Herrin, CEO, PSIA-AASI
  • Meegan Moszynski, Executive Director, National Ski Patrol (NSP)
  • Kelly Pawlak, President/CEO, National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
  • Nick Sargent, President, Snowsports Industries America (SIA)

Register here

INCLUSION ON THE SLOPES - TOOLS TO DIVE DEEPER INTO INCLUSION:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND WAYS YOU CAN ACT, SEE BELOW: