FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SHAPE America Announces Establishment of the Chuck and Cathie Corbin Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Keynote Address
RESTON, VA, May 31, 2022 — SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators today announced that the Corbin Endowment Fund will be used to officially establish the Chuck and Cathie Corbin Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Keynote Address at future SHAPE America National Conventions.
“On behalf of the SHAPE America board and staff, we offer Chuck and Cathie Corbin our sincerest thanks for their generous support of this new initiative,” said Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO. “We know it will make a significant impact in helping to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the health and physical education professional community.”
Beginning with the 2023 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, which will be held in Seattle on March 28 through April 1, a keynote speaker will be invited to present the Chuck and Cathie Corbin Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Keynote Address. The speaker will be selected based on their ability and expertise in delivering a keynote that addresses advancing EDI in health and physical education (HPE). EDI topics may span a spectrum in terms of issues related to LGBTQ+, women’s rights, social justice, and more.
“Cathie and I are grateful for the opportunity to establish this endowed EDI keynote address at future SHAPE America National Conventions,” said Dr. Chuck Corbin. “Cathie as a PFLAG volunteer, I as a health and physical education professional, and together as parents, recognize the heartbreak that can come from a lack of understanding about the importance of diversity and inclusion. This endowed keynote is one way in which we can help make an impact in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within our HPE community.”
About SHAPE America
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations.
Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education. For decades, SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education have served as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. Additionally, the organization helped develop and owns the National Health Education Standards.
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