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Roundtable on Racism in Hockey

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Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

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Come learn how to foster anti-racist practices for your hockey team, program, or league!

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By all accounts, racism is a reality in Canada and pervades all aspects of life. Even the sport of hockey is not immune from it. Sadly, racism continues to be the “ugly undercurrent” of hockey at all levels. In recent years, however, this has reached disturbing levels both on and off the ice. It’s the “elephant in the room” that nobody wants to discuss.

To address this issue, Queen's Univeristy's School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, in partnership with the Department of English and Literature, Athletics and Recreation, and the National Hockey League (with special assistance from the student group, QMix) will host a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey on Saturday March 30th, 2019. This important and timely event will serve as a follow up to the annual March 21st campaign for the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”.

The objective of this full day event is to bring together coaches, players, administrators, scouts, game officials, media, parents, fans, and academics to address the issues and problems that contribute to racism in hockey. But more importantly, we want to use this opportunity to discuss best practices and solutions for making anti-racism a consistent practice at hockey rinks, in hockey leagues, and in the media. We want this to be a day of learning for everyone where you can leave with tangible strategies to be implemented in your specific role. To that end, we plan to facilitate discussions around questions such as:

• What it is like to be a racialized person in hockey culture?

• How do the sports media, analysts and commentators contribute to everyday racism and how can they do anti-racist work?

• How can hockey officials and organizations incorporate the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (items 87-91 - sport specific) into hockey programming?

• How can we make boardrooms as well as locker rooms safe spaces to talk about issues of race and racism?

Guest speakers and panelists include:

  • Tony McKegney: Former NHL player (4th Black player in the League)
  • Bob Dawson: Former hockey player, sports writer, and Black hockey historian
  • Eugene Arcand, First Nations Sports Hall of Fame inductee and member of the Governing Circle for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Kalley Armstrong: Former Harvard Crimson captain, current Assistant Coach for Western University Women's Hockey
  • Lali Toor: President, Apna Hockey
  • Jaden Lindo: Former OHL player, current member of Queen's University Men's Hockey
  • Erica Ayala: Broadcaster, National Women's Hockey League
  • Aaron Lakoff: Host/Producer, Changing on the Fly podcast
  • NEW ADDITION: Q&A session with Rob Knesaurek, NHL Group Vice-President, Youth Hockey and Industry Growth.

Lunch will be provided on site.

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Location: 28 Division Street, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Tickets on sale now:

  • Regular admission: $25
  • Student/Unemployed/Retired: $10

Out of town delegates have access to the Queen's corporate rate through the Marriott Residence Inn Kingston's Water Edge (15 minute walk to event location) : https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1550776527928&key=GRP&app=resvlink. Book by March 15th.

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Thank you to the Inclusive Community Fund - Office of the Provost at Queen's University for helping to make this event possible.

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