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Power Play: A Roundtable on women, sports journalism & hockey

Date & time

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.




Communication Studies and Journalism Building
7141 Sherbrooke W. Room Room 2.130

Wheelchair accessible



Power Play:
A Roundtable on how women can change sports journalism and hockey

Light refreshments and food will be served at 6pm. Roundtable will begin at 6:30pm.

This event is free. The location is wheelchair accessible.

Roundtable featuring:
* Meg Hewings (General Manager of Les Canadiennes)
* Robyn Flynn (Sports Reporter for TSN 690 and The Athletic)
* Safia Ahmad (Former sports reporter for The Link, current Media Relations Manager for Les Canadiennes)

Moderated by Aaron Lakoff

Here in Montreal, hockey, and the media that surrounds it, is a mega-industry. During the NHL playoffs, the bars of the city are overflowing with revelers sporting the tricolore, there to cheer on their beloved Canadiens. Yet how many people have heard of Les Canadiennes, Montreal's championship-winning women's professional hockey team? And more importantly, how do feminist issues get taken up in hockey media? And how can we make more room not only for women's hockey, but also women's voices in the sports media landscape?

Join us for a roundtable discussion and live taping of the podcast "Changing on the Fly", with three of Montreal's finest feminist voices in hockey.

About Changing on the Fly
Changing on the Fly is a research-creation project and podcast by Aaron Lakoff, a current MA in Media Studies at Concordia. The podcast aims to explore social justice issues in hockey, looking at themes such as colonialism, sexism, and racism on the ice. The podcast aims to bring together interviews with athletes, sports scholars, and hockey commentators whose work aims to create radical social change, both inside and outside the arena.

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