Student-athletes complete education sessions with speaker Jen Fry

inthemedia Sep 17, 2020

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – Shippensburg University student-athletes recent completed educational workshop sessions with renowned speaker Jen Fry that focused on the issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.
 
Over the course of four sessions spanning Sept. 9-14, Fry held Zoom sessions with the student-athletes that included discussions in breakout rooms. The sessions aligned with SU's #ONESHIP initiative that seeks to further develop best practices in the athletics department and enhance support for student-athletes, staff and coaches.
 
"The Jen Fry workshop was very valuable to student-athletes, because she had you actually talking about different topics and asking thought-provoking questions that would not have thought about before," said Kiki Brasher, a lacrosse player and a student representative on SU's #ONESHIP committee.
 
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D&I Educational Session Is Meaningful For UNCG Athletic Staff

inthemedia Aug 27, 2020

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Renowned speakers Jen Fry and Victoria Farris facilitated critical conversations and provided the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) athletics department with tangible action steps on achieving inclusive excellence on Tuesday, August 25. 
 
The powerful session entitled "Invisible Playbook: How to Create a Culture of Inclusive Excellence," had the entire athletics department staff participating in a workshop along with empowering discussions with their colleagues. In a time of heightened racial tension, police brutality, and social activism, this was a perfect collaborative learning opportunity.
 
Spartan administrators, staff, and coaches know that consistent small actions can sustain the movement, increase awareness, and make meaningful change.
 
Fry and Farris challenged athletics staff members during the two-hour Zoom session to think critically, exit their comfort zone, and engage in open, honest conversations....

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AD Blue provides diversity, equity and inclusion update

inthemedia Aug 19, 2020

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In a third update regarding the work that the UC Davis athletics department is doing on behalf of diversity, equity and inclusion, Aggie Director of Athletics Kevin Blue on Monday talked about some additional commitments.

Blue had the following to say:

 “To ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to build as a top organizational priority, we’ve promoted Dwight Smith to the senior staff role of executive director, for athletics diversity, dquity, and inclusion. On a full-time basis, Smith (a Davis High and UCD graduate who played football at both schools) will continue to lead our DEI efforts and coordinate with resources from the larger diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure on campus. 

“Additionally, we’ve restructured our DEI Advisory Committee at UC Davis athletics. The committee is convening on a monthly basis and is newly chaired by associate head coach for women’s...

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Power of Her Podcast | Season 2, Episode 8: Jen Fry

inthemedia Aug 19, 2020

Check out the Podcast Episodes here: 

http://powerofherpodcast.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/power-of-her-podcast/id1438406909

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yODM3YTc4MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

https://open.spotify.com/show/0yxh7xATuZ1zswGW3IOetn

I interviewed Jen Fry who is a social justice educator and an overall bad ass. We chat about what she does as a social justice educator, fear of public speaking, some other amazing women that we should all check out, and much more! You can connect with Jen on Instagram @jenfrytalks or via email at [email protected]

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Humboldt State Athletics Partners with Social Justice Educator, Jen Fry

inthemedia Aug 17, 2020

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Amid the focus on Black Lives Matters and racial injustice, HSU is bringing timely social justice education to athletics and recreational sports students and staff.
 
Humboldt State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, Jane Teixeira, has announced a partnership with Jen Fry, owner and CEO of social justice education firm Jen Fry Talks.
 
"I am so excited to work with the administrators, coaches, and staff within Humboldt State University Athletics," said Fry. "This is an important time within collegiate athletics to not only change the way we care for our student-athletes, but also, look at the ways we can develop an anti-racist culture and change the policies and procedures that could disproportionately affect student-athletes of color. This work is tough, but I know the department looks forward to gaining more clarity on how to be anti-racist."
 
Fry will host six virtual sessions, covering topics such...

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Athletics to host workshop by renowned speaker Jen Fry

inthemedia Aug 17, 2020

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By: SU Sports Information

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University Athletics Department is hosting a workshop by Jen Fry on Tuesday, August 4.
 
Fry is a renowned speaker, educator and advocate who developed JenFryTalks: a social justice education firm that uses conversation to educate and empower those within athletics through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.
 
The entirety of the SU Athletics department will participate in the two-hour workshop as it seeks to further develop best practices and enhance its support for student-athletes, staff and coaches.
 
Fry, a veteran coach with over 15 years of experience at the collegiate level, has conducted workshops with many prominent NCAA athletic departments such as UCLA, Syracuse, Florida State, Northwestern and Colgate. Her workshops are designed and tailored to discuss a variety of issues on race,...

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PrepVolleyball’s Quarantine Corner with Jen Fry

inthemedia Aug 17, 2020

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If you have a minute, we welcome you to listen to Jen Fry Talk. Fry, the owner of JenFryTalks.com, has over 15 years of experience as a collegiate volleyball coach including being a staff member at Illinois when it was the 2011 NCAA National Runner-Up.

She took a leap away from coaching to get her Master’s degree and is currently working on her Ph.D. She owns a social justice education firm (at Jen Fry Talks) and works to educate and empower people, particularly within athletics, to work and live through an anti-racist lens.

She is a speaker, leads workshops and trainings, and is a consultant specializing in “assisting organizations, teams, staffs, coaches, administrations, athletes and etc. in finding ways to have conversations on race, gender, diversity, inclusion, social justice education, power, privilege and the effects on both those within the marginalized and dominant communities” (says her website). Phew!

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Jen Fry of JenFryTalks: 5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

inthemedia Aug 13, 2020

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Aspart of our series about ‘5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society’ I had the pleasure to interview Jen Fry.

Jen Fry runs JenFryTalks, LLC, a social justice education firm that uses conversation to educate and empower those within athletics through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity. They facilitate dialogue with small and large groups, athletic departments, athletic teams, staff, administrations, schools, affinity groups, identity groups, and many more. JenFryTalks uses their anti-racist lens to advise on best practices that will create equitable searches, hiring, onboarding practices, methods of retaining staff, retaining student-athletes, supporting student-athletes, staff and coaches, and community building.

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2020 Big South Leadership Conference Recap

inthemedia Aug 13, 2020

Jen Fry was part of the 2020 Big South Leadership Conference in July 2020 where she chatted about Social Justice + Anti-Racism !

Start at 1:50 to catch Jen's feature!

Check out this recap video where she was featured:

2020 Big South Leadership Conference Recap

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IT GOES BEYOND “JUST RACE”: AN ENGAGING INTERVIEW W/ JEN FRY PODCAST

inthemedia Jun 09, 2020

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Jen Fry is a native of Arizona, a Division II athlete, and a former collegiate volleyball coach who coached within the the PAC 12 and BIG 10 turned social justice educator who realized there was a need for educating not only our student-athletes of all ages, but the administration, staff, and coaches who train them through an antiracist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.

During the interview, Jen authentically shares her trajectory to today, what makes her thrive in this space of speaking, training and educating and the groundbreaking work she is doing in her corner of the world. Insightful, motivating and eye-opening — Enjoy this episode! 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/it-goes-beyond-just-race-an-engaging-interview-w-jen-fry/id1343427414?i=1000469138741

Connect with Jen Fry after the show:

www.JenFryTalks.com

www.twitter.com/JenFryTalks 

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