MATAMaryland Athletic TrainersMaryland Athletic Trainers Association

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Vision Statement

The MATA values and recognizes the importance of people's differences and how they can enrich our lives and our community. Our goal is to establish a setting where all members are embodied and accepted. 

Mission Statement 

  • To create an inclusive environment and to respect the dignity and diversity of all people within our state either as colleagues or patients
  • To educate and find ways to integrate the missions of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory and LGBTQ+ Advisory Committees
  • Provide resources needed to help in the application, education, advocacy in working with all members of the MATA


Here are some viewing, listening, and reading recommendations the MATA DEI Committee thought you all might find interesting and enlightening over your winter breaks-

 TV Shows that can be insightful: 

Black-ish and Mixed-ish on ABC, Netflix & Hulu 

United Shades of America with Kamau Bell on CNN 

Ugly Food with David Chang on Netflix 

The Good Lord Bird on Showtime 

Podcasts that can help shed some light on the topic: 

99 Percent Invisible: Modern City 

Fresh Air: NPR – A Forgotten History 

TED Talk: NPR – Confronting Racism 

Other Resources

Systemic Racism Explained 

Please click HERE to check out video clips for the most important words to know when working with someone who is deaf or hearing-impaired