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!
Black Girl Hockey Club Founder and Executive Director Renee Hess will be in Raleigh, NC for the Canes HIFE game on February 16. Alongside the Hurricanes, Black Girl Hockey Club is committed to creating a safe space for Black women in the hockey community. Join Renee and the Red Eye Rowdies for a pre-game tailgate … Continue reading Enjoy some Southern style hockey with the Carolina Hurricanes and Black Girl Hockey Club February 16
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Today I had the exciting task of representing fans of color, specifically Black fans, as I presented my ideas on authentic engagement during BHM to all 32 NHL clubs in a private conference call. Over the last year, I have worked with the NHL in various capacities, and their HIFE department has truly done so … Continue reading Authentic Engagement, Black History Month and the NHL
See Willie with BGHC The first Black Girl Hockey Club meetup of the 2019-2020 NHL season is coming up in Washington D.C. October 18 at Capital One Arena, which just happens to be the same weekend the Willie (2019) documentary is set to screen right up the road at the Middleburg Film Festival. The film, a … Continue reading Screen the Willie O’Ree Documentary at Middleburg Film Festival With BGHC October 19