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DEI and Sports | Inclusion and Belonging: Moving Beyond the Binary

October 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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LGBTQIA+ athletes have received considerable news coverage in recent months and there have been debates on how they can compete against cisgender athletes. The legal and ethical issues involving the right of these athletes to compete and the paradigm to foster inclusion and belonging will be discussed by Carla Varriale-Barker, Esq., who has represented such athletes as part of her sports law-related practice.

Questions to be Addressed:
• What are the eligibility and legal considerations facing athletes?
• Who are the stakeholders with an interest in resolving these considerations?
• What steps have been taken by varying sports organizations to foster inclusion, belonging, and robust competition among all athletes?

Carla Varriale-Barker is a Shareholder in the law firm of Segal, McCambridge, in New York City and is chair of the firm’s Sports, Recreation & Entertainment practice group. An accomplished litigator, she represents a portfolio of clients in the sports, recreation, amusement and hospitality industries focusing on discrimination and sex abuse cases, in other areas. Carla counsels clients involved with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an organization established by Congress to address sexual abuse, bullying, and other misconduct, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
Carla is also an adjunct instructor at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies where she has taught in the Sports Management Program since 2008. Carla earned her J.D. from New York Law School. She holds a B.A. from Boston University.

This event is open to all members of the Fordham Community and to the public.

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For questions, please reach out to Mark Conrad at conrad@fordham.edu or gsbsportsbusiness@fordham.edu



October 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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