This post was written by guest contributor, Angela P. Shenk Angela is an artist, attorney and devoted Penguins fan living Connecticut. One of her favorite and most inspiring hockey experiences is sharing her love of hockey with the Miller Elementary students at the 2019 BGHC meetup in P’burgh. Angela spreads the ‘gospel’ of BGHC wherever … Continue reading We Are Sport-Diversity and Leadership Panel Discussion
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Juneteenth is a celebration of the liberation of Black folks in America! Let's celebrate the current revolution in the streets and the influx of support of the Black Lives Matter vision, and discuss how that relates to our favorite sport of ice hockey. Erica Ayala moderates a panel discussion with panelists: Joel Ward (Hockey Diversity … Continue reading A Junteenth Discussion with Black Girl Hockey Club
Last week, I filmed an Instagram live event on the BGHC Instagram story that lasted 50 minutes and included my thoughts on race and hockey as well as a conversation with Metropolitan Riveters draftee, Saroya Tinker. Since then, there has been an outpouring of love, both verbal, monetary and tangible, for me and this organization. … Continue reading Renee Hess and Saroya Tinker Discuss Race and Hockey
Heléne wrote this 5 years ago regarding Michael Brown, Colin Kaepernick and others. The Math of a Flag Under the flag you salute today, I was once a fraction. And the nation is still divided On whether 50 Stars and 13 Stripes Represents all 330 million people. Placement is key in the equation Hand on … Continue reading The Math of a Flag (Poem) by Heléne Douglas
This post was written by guest contributor, Angela P. Shenk Angela is an artist, attorney and devoted Penguins fan living Connecticut. One of her favorite and most inspiring hockey experiences is sharing her love of hockey with the Miller Elementary students at the 2019 BGHC meetup in P’burgh. Angela spreads the ‘gospel’ of BGHC wherever … Continue reading Virtual Cooking with Chef Jojo Thomas
Dear BGHC family, As we all adjust to life under social distancing and self-quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the world, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of Black Girl Hockey Club this season. During the 2019-2020 NHL season, BGHC held 10 meetups, visited 9 arenas, made hundreds of new friends and … Continue reading BGHC in the Time of Social Distancing
Written By Guest Contributor, Erica Ayala On Tuesday, March 3 the New York Islanders invited the Black Girl Hockey Club to partake in their first Women in Sports panel and networking event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than hearing from BGHC supporters and panelists Jessica Berman and Kim … Continue reading Intersectional Inclusion in The National Hockey League
My Problem with the Penguins I have had a connection to the Pittsburgh Penguins for my entire time as a hockey fan, so when I started looking at arenas to visit with Black Girl Hockey Club in the 2019-2020 season, Pittsburgh and PPG Paints Arena was on the top of my list, but I … Continue reading It’s a Good Day for Black Hockey History in Pittsburgh!