The Wraparound: June 5

Links from around women’s hockey

Rather than a normal Wraparound, this week we’re focusing on videos, podcast, and articles about social justice in women’s hockey and/or Black players. We’ve also included links to support the Black or minority journalists who’s work is linked here.


Erica Ayala has started a new video series talking to various people from around women’s hockey about social justice. Thus far, she’s published videos of a conversation she had with Blake Bolden and Allie Thunstrom together as well as her own thoughts with plans for others.
WATCH HERE // Support here

Renee Hess of Black Girl Hockey Club talked to Riveters rookie Saroya Tinker on Instagram Live.
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From Sportsnet: “Olympic Gold Medalist Donovan Bailey & Dr. Courtney Szto from Queen’s University are In Conversation with Ron MacLean. They discuss racism and how we move forward.”


Black Women Athletes Speak Out | Burn It All Down podcast
In this powerful episode, we check in with 11 black women athletes, passing them the mic and holding space for their voices, emotions, stories, and experiences as they all navigate this moment. Interviews include Kelsey Bone, Gwen Berry, AJ Andrews, Saroya Tinker, Tziarra King, Ellie Jean, Zariyah Quiroz, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, Batouly Camara, Alanna Gardner, Dr. Maryam Aziz // Support here

Sarah Nurse: Breaking barriers on and off the ice |
Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association member Sarah Nurse joins Scott Rintoul to talk about forming the PWHPA and the need for allies to help promote women’s professional hockey. She shares her thoughts on the importance of black history education, listening to advocates and taking action to evoke change to racial inequality.


Color of Hockey: Jackson focused on long-term change |
Today, he profiles Stephanie Jackson, USA Hockey's first director of diversity and inclusion.

Black Hockey Roundtable: talking racism inside and outside the sport | The Hockey News
It's time to listen. Here's what a number of black leaders in the hockey world have to say about racism.

1-on-1 with Kim Davis: How the NHL plans to battle racism | The Hockey News
The NHL's executive vice-president of social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs shared her thoughts on the racial turmoil in the world right now – and the league's specific plans to improve inclusivity in the near future.

Are you listening? | Power Plays
The NWSL’s Tziarra King, WNBA’s Brianna Turner, and NWHL’s Saroya Tinker want to have a conversation. // Support by subscribing to Power Plays

Exclusive: Policy Paper for Anti-Racism in Hockey | Hockey in Society
On March 30th, 2019, a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey was held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the event was to draw attention to racism as a significant and ongoing problem in hockey. Additionally, we wanted to create actionable items for those who want to be part of the solution..

Dr. Courtney Szto, Sam McKegney (Queen’s University), Bob Dawson, and Michael Auksi co-authored a paper following a roundtable event. This is an extremely important read. We’ve shared this one before but felt it was still important to add in here as well.

Personal Stories

All lives don’t matter until black lives matter | Kaliya Johnson
There is so much to say as I wrote this over and over again. From the angry me, from the sad me, and the hurt me. So here it is, you get the tired and fed up me.