Ospreys Against Oppression Promote Racial Justice

Stockton Athletics launched the Ospreys Against Oppression (OAO) racial justice team this semester. Within Athletics’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the OAO is comprised of a passionate group of student-athletes and staff committed to racial and social justice.

The objective of the OAO is to create racial awareness within Athletics and the Stockton community, to use sports to battle racism, and to work to make our community a better reality for all.

One initiative spotlights the voices of student-athletes Franceska Gustave and Kristen Flournoy.

Gustave, a junior middle hitter for women’s volleyball, speaks on her passion with playing volleyball and her influence as a woman of color. Flournoy, a senior forward on the basketball team, talks about the importance of athletes speaking up about racial injustices.

To get involved and learn more, follow @stockton_oao on Instagram.

The Press of Atlantic City also featured the iniative on the front page.

Additionally, during Black History Month, the Ospreys are playing the Black National Anthem before home games. Hear the rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing.