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CASA SOCCER LEAGUE is committed to supporting and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion among its players. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are multifaceted and that we need to address these subjects holistically to better engage and support all groups, particularly those who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented. We also recognize that our differences bring richness to soccer.


This commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means that:

CASA will not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation or any other social identity category and/or defining characteristic.

CASA will cultivate and support an inclusive culture and environment, where all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, socioeconomic background, financial means, marital and family status/makeup, physical ability, health status, neurodiversity, ancestry, and citizenship are supported and able to succeed in the sport of soccer.


Discrimination of any kind or intolerance of any level has no place within our league whether on the field, on the sidelines, or in the stands. Step into our community and you will instantly become family.


If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact our DEI Officer : Yunio Martinez : ymartinez@phillysoccer.org


Who is the DEI Officer?


Yunio Martinez (he/him/his)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer :  Ymartinez@phillysoccer.org

"Soccer, for me, is a place to leave my problems aside, play the sport I love, and meet new friends. I have played soccer in Philly since I moved here from Guatemala. Eight years ago, I joined the LGBTQIA soccer club (Philadelphia Falcons). Throughout my time with the Falcons, I served on the Board as: Recruiting Officer, Sports and Activities Officer, Marketing Director, Vice President, the past two years as President, and now I am currently their Treasurer. I recently became CASA's first ever DEI Officer.

When I started this position, I originally saw the E as standing for Equality. After some research I came to understand that the E is for Equity; equality is sameness and equity is fairness. I wish I would have realized this sooner, but better late than never. Below is a picture representing this analogy. Point being - I am here to bring equity to our league!"





Community Sponsors

Want to sponsor our community and spread the word on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? 

Contact our DEI Officer to see how you can help:

Resources

IT'S TIME TO LISTEN, LEARN, ACT & UNITE!


To our community,

Over the past year, Anti-Asian violence and hate-crimes have increased by 150% in the United States. This violence deserves no space in our country, and Casa Soccer League condemns the acts of violence being perpetrated against the Asian American and Asian immigrant community.


We serve all parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware - Asian Americans and immigrants are a vital part of our community. We acknowledge the genuine pain and loss this destructive hate has caused, and now more than ever, it is our collective responsibility to rally around our neighbors and stand up for their safety. We stand in solidarity with all of our Asian and Asian American players and neighbors. We will continue to amplify their stories and voices during this time.


In solidarity,

Yunio Martinez

CASA DEI OFFICER


Join us to stand up during STOP ASIAN HATE AWARENESS WEEK!

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Casa Soccer League is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for all our members, leadership, and other constituents. It is important that we provide a learning and working environment that takes responsibility and advocates for equality every single day. We are a community who will continue to fight for what is right. Click below for resources on the following:

Anti-Racism

Black Lives Matter

DEI Action

Embrace Race

GLAAD

Mental Health

LGBT Glossary

LGBTQIAphobia

LGBTQIA Referee Factsheet

Racial Equity Glossary

RISE Glossary

Stop Asian Hate

Support the Black Community in PHL

Teaching for Change

They Can't Burn Us All: Support the AAPI Community

Womankind: Rising Above Violence


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