We are living in a transformative moment in American history. The way we’ve gotten here is tragic. We have witnessed senseless deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement, along with ingrained systemic and cultural racism at the highest levels.
This can only be a transformative moment if we collectively come together to capture the opportunity we have in front of us. This is a chance for CEVA to help drive positive change in our community. Our organization is committed to being a part of the solution.
We acknowledge we have not done enough to help this cause. While we have been actively engaged in the causes of diversity and inclusion within our region since 2018, there is always room for us to do more.
We acknowledge our vulnerability in this area. We readily and openly admit we don’t have all the answers, and we will accept ideas on how we can be part of a movement toward real change. If you have suggestions for us, please e-mail us.
We know youth sports – and club volleyball in particular – can sometimes be seen as an elite, privileged activity. Our goal is to make the volleyball experience open, safe, and accessible for anybody who wishes to take part. We also know that some of our members have had differing or negative experiences at our events. Once again, our goal is to eliminate these. We want to find and stamp out any examples of racism – subtle or otherwise – intolerance, and discrimination.
We also have an opportunity to educate our members about these concepts, and that is what this section of our website is about. We have attempted to make this site as robust and topical as possible, and these resources are open for anybody to use. We welcome suggestions for anything else to add.
Columbia Empire Volleyball Association
4915 SW Griffith Drive - Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97005