Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 in Review: Activism in Ultimate

In addition to the memorable moments in 2016, these movements taken up by the ultimate community are praiseworthy:

[April 2016] Austin Sol (AUDL) staged a peaceful rainbow wristband demonstration on their road trip to North Carolina.

[May 2016] College ultimate teams participated in an ANTI-HB2 protest and ANTI-HB2 advocacy while in North Carolina.

[April 2016] USA Ultimate's rainbow action against HB2 on Five Ultimate designed discs.

[September 2016] Gender Equity Action Group seeking to encourage USA Ultimate to require a policy of gender equity over equality in all future broadcasting partnerships, and to generate increased consciousness regarding gender related issues in our community.
[October 2016]: True Representation in Ultimate that Starts with Transparency (TRUST) seeks to increase the membership's approval of USAU, its decisions, and actions.

[October 2016] Seattle Riot wore BLM headbands and kneeling during national anthem to support Black Lives Matter at 2016 USAU Nationals. Other club teams also were seen kneeling in Rockford.

Seattle Riot [Brian Canniff Photography]

[November 2016] Boston University men's and women's Ultimate teams "I Need Feminism Because..." photo essay.

[December 2016] Equity in Mixed Ultimate Campaign, a hub for cultivating & sharing resources on gender equity in the mixed ultimate community.
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