NORFOLK, Va. — (MEAC) The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) debuted its “We Are MEAC” community outreach video, on MEAC social media platforms, the conference announced Friday.
The “We Are MEAC” video is an initiative by the conference to celebrate the diversity of its student-athletes. The initiative also calls upon MEAC student-athletes to challenge stereotypes against them and to find strength when faced with adversity.
The video release comes the same day as Human Rights Day.
The video features student-athletes, from all 13 MEAC institutions, who attended the fall MEAC-Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting. In the video, the student-athletes proclaim how their diversity brings them together and how they won’t allow stereotypes in their respective MEAC sports.
“The MEAC strives to provide an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment to our student-athletes, their families and our fans,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “We want all of our student-athletes to take pride in who they are, on and off the field. This video gives us the opportunity to celebrate our student-athletes and showcase their talents and commitment to diversity and inclusion.”