Education
Through
Conversation

Welcome

JenFryTalks is a social justice education firm that uses conversation to educate and empower those within athletics through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.

We facilitate conversation with small and large groups, athletic departments, athletic teams, staff, administrations, schools, affinity groups, identity groups and much more.

We use our antiracist lens to advise on best practices that will create equitable searches, hiring, onboarding practices, methods of retaining staff, retaining student-athletes, supporting student-athletes, staff and coaches, and community building.

We employ conversation to start discussing the tough topics at hand. Conversation, getting to know the person in front of you, and seeing the humanity in one another can make the hard conversations seem a little easier.

Our clients

What people say

"Jen was a pleasure to work with! She was extremely committed to being sure all content details were thought out and in place prior to presenting. When it was time to present, her passion and knowledge around the subject matter was evident and could be felt throughout the room. Hoping we have a chance do work together again some day!"

VINCE PIERSON, DIRECTOR, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FOR MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
"When an opportunity arose for me to discuss institutionalized racism and social justice in my law school class, I knew I needed to turn to Jen. Just a short conversation with her opened my eyes not only to the historical basis for the subject of my discussion, but also to related issues that had not previously occurred to me. The result was a conversation that was richer and better received by my students."

JUSTIN ERVIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, PLLC, JOHNSON, PEDDRICK, & MCDONALD
"Coaching and teaching a team of 50 diverse women, poses many challenges in communication, respect, and expectations! Jen really helped these ladies to understand that each persons background and experiences has impacted their lives and how much race affects these things. Her honest, and approachable personality really allowed our team to be honest and brave communicating with each other. Jen truly has a gift! She has empowered these women with knowledge and skills for life!"

TARYN SHEEHAN, WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
“Jen is absolutely amazing and the manner in which she takes very difficult and contentious topics like race, racism, bias and implicit bias and creates a brave space for honest discussion is incredible. Words matter and hers are thought provoking and inspiring. Jen’s honest approach and injection of humor encourage connection and discussion; I left each program feeling more enlightened and ready to recognize how simple adjustments to everyday interactions can begin to create the change we need in this world to have more meaningful interactions and relationships. I would recommend her to any group or organization that embraces and values diversity as well as creating a culture of inclusion.”

ANDREA PRESTON, GOUCHER COLLEGE
"I have had the privilege of listening to Jen Fry speak on multiple occasions. Jen is a fierce, passionate, and creative scholar. She has a great sense of humor, and brings energy and engagement to her presentations and writing that center around inclusion, diversity, and equity. Jen makes solutions practical, and I have been able to incorporate the material into the lives of the student-athletes that I serve. Most recently, I had the privilege of listening to Jen’s presentation on student-athlete fellowships. Not only did I retain new thought provoking knowledge; I left inspired to create new opportunities for my student-athletes."

BRETT BELL, TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Our Offerings

workshops & trainings

Race, ethnicity, and sports will forever be intertwined. These workshops & trainings are a minimum of two hours and are designed and tailored to discuss a variety of issues on race, diversity, gender, inclusion, antiracism, athletics, power, privilege, and more.

speaking engagements

I believe in the power of conversation and storytelling to help educate and bridge the gap between people. I bring it. My keynote speeches are highly engaging speeches on a wide variety on topics that include rich visuals that will not only draw the participants in, but also empower them to take the next steps to continue working to be antiracist.

consulting

I specialize in assisting organizations, teams, staffs, coaches, administrators, athletes and others in finding ways to have uncomfortable conversations on race, gender, diversity, inclusion, social justice education, power, privilege and the effects on both those within the marginalized and dominant communities.

ready to talk?

Interested in starting the conversation up within your department, with your staff, or athletes? Contact us!