We are living in a time of powerful resurgence of the national discussion on racism, diversity, and inclusion.  Many people, companies and organizations, including the USCA, have spoken out in support of taking that discussion more seriously now than ever. Within much of the curling community, discussions in the past about diversity have been severely inadequate and have often missed the point entirely.  The Mountain Pacific Curling Association (MoPac) hopes not only to reaffirm our commitment to making curling a sport everyone can comfortably enjoy, but also to mark the beginning of a broader discussion of diversity and inclusion in our region.  We all can and need to do a better job making the curling community a more welcoming place for everybody – especially people of color who are dramatically underrepresented in the sport.  We invite all curlers within the MoPac region to help curling become that inclusive sport that we believe it can be. – The MoPac Diversity & Inclusion Committee

We hope to share resources to help us all better understand and articulate the journey we must take.

Glossary:

Glossary (Rise to Win, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering the sports community towards social justice, has created a glossary of key terms as part of their Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality.) Such a glossary can be useful to provide all parties an opportunity to use shared, common language.

MoPac Handouts:

Webinars & Podcasts:

Curler Outreach Program’s Panel Discussion: Goldline‘s Instagram series re: Continue the Conversation with Dr. Richard Norman

Rocks Across the Pond Podcast: Take this Hammer-Making our Community More Inclusive (June 11, 2020)

Game of Stones Podcasts on Equity in Curling (various episodes):

  • Diversity in Curling Roundtable (June 17, 2020)
  • Curling & Pride (July 1, 2020)
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Growing the Sport (Aug 5, 2020)
  • Growing the Game with Rocks & Rings (Aug 12, 2020)
  • Identity, Race & Sports (Sept 9, 2020)

Interactive Modules:

The Rise to Win, a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations, created several interactive modules to create discussion around a number of areas. Their modules the following topics:

General resources on inclusion:

Webinars on inclusion not directly about curling:

[Note: MoPac welcomes curlers who wish to be a part of the MoPac Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Those interested in joining us please contact Sonia Montero at president@mopacca.org ]