Willie

Lessons in Social Justice & Racism

Award-winning documentary ‘Willie’ is a tale of battling adversity that goes beyond the hockey rink. Classroom Champions, the NHL and the Willie Doc Team have teamed up to offer a digital experience to facilitate these important conversations about social justice and racism through Willie’s experiences.

Willie

Lessons in Social Justice & Racism

Award winning documentary ‘Willie’ is a tale of battling advesity that goes beyond th hockey rink. The NHL and Classroom Champions have teamed up to offer a digital experience to facilitate these important conversations about social justice and racism through Willie’s experiences.

About Willie O’Ree’s Lessons in Social Justice & Racism

Willie O’Ree changed hockey forever on January 18, 1958 as the first black player in the NHL. His journey of resilience and determination was showcased in the documentary Willie. Now, you can facilitate a meaningful lesson around social justice and race through Willie’s experience using our educator’s guide, a tool for parents, teachers, clubs and coaches.

Educator’s Guides & Resources

Download our guides for educators, coaches, families, or community groups to help navigate a discussion around racism and social justice through the documentary, Willie. Click below to access the guides, corresponding clips and other educational resources for kids grades 5-8 and 9-12.

Watch the 52min version for free in Canada.
Code: WILLI32021

Documentary Clips

Take a minute to be mindful about these important themes. Hear from your favorite players and advocates about the issues brought forth in the Willie documentary.

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Connect with your favourite player about social justice.

Classrooms and clubs can talk directly with with female and male professional hockey players, the filmmakers, and supporters about their personal experience with social justice. It’s free and easy to register!

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