US Lacrosse will open a four-part webinar series discussing diversity and inclusion issues on Tuesday, July 14. The series of “How To” webinars is aimed at providing actionable steps that the lacrosse community can take to implement meaningful change.

“I have been working with our lacrosse community to provide tangible strategies to promote, encourage and implement inclusion at all levels of any organization,” said Eboni Preston Laurent, director of diversity and inclusion for US Lacrosse. “There have been plenty of great educational panels going around discussing systemic racism in our sport and I'm excited that we are having these needed conversations. We wanted to continue this momentum to discuss the question, So now, what’s next?  We’ve created a four-part webinar series to address those questions whether you are coach, parent or league administrator.”

Here is the schedule of online webinars, all of which are free to the public:

Tuesday, July 14 • 4 p.m. (Eastern)
How To: Advocate for Inclusion as Part of Your Child’s Lacrosse Experience
Panelists: Jeremy Ardrey (Executive Director of Programs and Outreach, Nation United NC) and Fran Paradine (Parent, Nation United NC)
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1044872905023480079

Thursday, July 16 • 4 p.m. (Eastern)
How To: Partner with Community Organizations for Outreach & Recruitment
Panelists: Tonee Lawson (Founder, be.org), Jing Peng (Homegrown Lacrosse) and Jazmine Smith (Founder, Eykonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse)
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2502371225152624143

Thursday, July 23 • 4 p.m. (Eastern)
How To: Establish Inclusive Practices Into Your League Operations
Panelists: Justin Giles (US Lacrosse Native American Advisory Council), Mike Nelson (League Director, Nassau County PAL) & Ross Waetzman (League Administrator, PAGLA)
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3821550982509998861

Thursday, July 30
How To: Lean Into Discomfort – Active Allyship in Lacrosse
Panelists: Summer Aldred (Detroit United Lacrosse), Catie Greene (Licensed Professional Counselor and Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University) and Aron Lipkin (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Homegrown Lacrosse)
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5721952377516497165