Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination under the motto:
Our presence in the game matters.
Our dreams matter.
Our voice matters.
It is time that our game embraces diversity in all levels of the game.
Players of Color from a total of five nations will discuss personal experiences of racism, the need for diversity and visibility of People of Color hockey, how multiculturalism helps to grow the sport and how hockey has to become inclusive.
The following Players of Color will participate:
Miriam Thimm (former player and Women’s Head Coach of Düsseldorfer EG / GER).
Maxime Fortunus (Fischtown Pinguins / GER)
Robert Armstrong (Mannheim Jungadler U15 / GER)
David Sutter (Fribourg-Gottéron / SUI)
Ali Wukovits (EV Vienna Capitals / AUT)
Daniel Muzito-Bagenda (Örebro Hockey / SWE)
The panel will be moderated by Black Hockey Historian Bob Dawson from Ottawa, Canada and Hockey is Diversity CEO Dr. Martin Hyun.