Off the Track

2018 RollerCon Discusses People of Color

Roller Derby Bout Wellington's Richter City All Stars vs. Sydney's Assassins at the TSB Bank Arena on March 19, 2011.

Mick Swagger reprises an extract from this year’s RollerCon that was held in Las Vegas discussing people of color

Off the Track is hosted by Mick Swagger from Team Indigenous

Podcast length 1:01:06

On this week’s episode we hear an extract from the recent RollerCon discussing people of color hosted by Mick Swagger from Team Indigenous: “Most important thing I’ve been a part of in roller derby to date. Winning Hydras and playing top ten doesn’t matter when oppression exists on your team and within your league. The obsession with winning that trophy seems to make people forget to treat each other well and that is just not something I can be quiet about anymore. This exists at every level in this sport and we are here to talk about it and continue to talk about it until people, leagues and our governing bodies take action.

“This podcast is an important step for Roller Derby. It is the first time there has been a Panel RollerCon centering the voices of POC. Team Indigenous was honored to be host this panel, featuring incredible panelists who shared their thoughtful and honest experiences as a POC in roller derby.

Thank You to Ana ChengSoledad DerbyTJ EdwardsJen Bennett and Melissa Mick for facilitating this discussion. We cannot thank you enough for your bravery and getting this conversation off to a start. There are so many places we can go and much to learn and achieve.”

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Photo: Roller Derby Bout Wellington’s Richter City All Stars vs. Sydney’s Assassins


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