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Join UCLA Softball’s Kirk Walker in Outsports Zoom conversation about inclusion

Walker and AAD Christina Rivera are joining a panel on May 13 about building LGBTQ inclusion in athletics departments

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: APR 15 UCLA at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UCLA Softball coach Kirk Walker is taking part in a special event, joining a panel of athletic department members across the country this May 13. Associate Athletic Director Dr. Christina Rivera is also joining the panel.

Walker and Rivera are planning to sit down with SB Nation’s Outsports about building inclusion within athletic departments. At 7 p.m. ET, Outsports is hosting an online conversation featuring Walker.

You can register to take part in the online conversation here.

And, for more details, here’s the full release from

While sports events may be on hold, it’s still a great time to talk about how to build LGBTQ inclusion on teams and in athletics departments.

On May 13, at 7 p.m. ET, Outsports will host an online conversation with three people who know quite a bit about that very thing.

The hour-long Zoom talk will address how do you navigate the map of an athletics dept. to affect change in policy, elevate inclusion educational programs, and support groups for athletes and coaches. We won’t just talk in broad strokes, you’ll leave the webinar having learned some of the key steps to take, as well as things to avoid.

The people joining the conversation will be:

Resa Lovelace is Assistant AD - Student-Athlete Development at the Univ. of Maryland athletics department, and formerly worked at the Univ. of Oregon.

Dr. Christina Rivera is Sr. Associate Athletic Director/SWA at the UCLA athletics dept.

Kirk Walker is a coach with the UCLA Bruins softball team and helps organize GO! Space and Equality Coaching Alliance.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our speakers, who will be ready to provide specific feedback for how exactly to bring positive, inclusive change to your sports world.

You can register for the online conversation by clicking here.

What an exciting time and awesome thing to be apart of. Way to go Coach Walker and AAD Rivera, proud to be a Bruin!