Special Olympics Stands for Inclusion
In response to protests across the U.S. supporting social justice for African Americans
Special Olympics stands in solidarity with the African American community, and other marginalized communities, in the U.S. and around the world in opposing systemic oppression, exclusion, and injustice.
Special Olympics was created in the U.S. in 1968, during a similarly intense national conversation around discrimination. For more than 50 years, we have been fighting for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by using sports as a catalyst for systemic change.
Athlete Leadership Series: Special Olympics & Our World
During a recent session of our Athlete Leadership Webinar Series, longtime Special Olympics Indiana volunteer Chris Akers led a discussion of the role Special Olympics can or should play in relation to current societal issues of diversity, equity, and justice.