19 Mar 2021 / 17.00-18.00

Game Time Happy Hour with Black Girl Gamers

Join gamers, comedians and artists over on Twitch as they compete in our livestreamed ‘Game Time Happy Hour’ hosted by Black Girl Gamers

They’ll be competing for the crown of “Tastiest Cake” in the bonkers game of Cake Bash, while chatting about the games they’ve grown up with and are excited by now; together with the value of gaming communities, and reflections on what’s happening around diverse representation in the gaming world. Guest players will be announced next week. 

Hosted by InDeeDee (Black Girl Gamers) and featuring contestants Evan Narcisse (Narrative Designer, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales), Stephanie Ijoma (Founder, NNESAGA) and Mo Omar (Comedian).

This is Counterpoints Arts’ first public gaming event commissioned through its Pop Culture and Social Change (PopChange) initiative on shifting narratives of migration and displacement. We invite you all to come watch the livestream, cheer them on and join in the discussion (note: anyone can watch the livestream and chat box but to participate in the discussion you need to create an account on Twitch). 


— Joining: Note that this is a livestreamed event on the Twitch platform. Anyone can watch the livestream but to participate in the chatbox discussion, you will need a Twitch account (see details here for how to join). 

— Registering: Get reminded about the event by selecting the event reminder on Twitch or registering on Eventbrite to be emailed a direct link to the livestream on the day. We’ll be sharing links to the livestream on social media. 

 Chatbox Rules: The chat box will be moderated by Black Girl Gamers. Please note their rules for participating:  

  • No Racism, anti-LGBTQA or ableism, hate speech or sexism is permitted here. Our ban hand is strong. You have been warned. 
  • No backseat gaming. 
  • Be respectful. 
  • Only Mods are allowed to post links. 
  • No self-promotion. 

 Rating: This game is rated ‘E’ for Everyone: Generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon violence and/or infrequent use of mild language. 

Black Girl Gamers is an online safe space and platform that heightens the visibility of Black Women in Gaming and advocates for Diversity & Inclusion. Created by Jay-Ann Lopez in 2015, they currently have over 7000 members from all over the world, run amazing IRL events and create online content to support diversity and inclusion in the industry. 

PopChange (Pop Culture & Social Change) is a pioneering initiative led by Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed for social change in order to shift the way we talk, think and feel about migration and displacement in the UK.

19 Mar 2021