Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Literary Achievement

The National Reading Campaign in partnership with TD Bank present an evening of performances, readings and panel discussion celebrating Black literary achievement. We’ll also have live painting, music, and a reception to follow! When: February 26 | 7:00pm Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton | 123 King Street West, Hamilton Cost: $10 AUTHORS George Elliot Clarke is the Canada’s 7th Parliamentary […]

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Nominate a professional who supports Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

Nominations are now being accepted for the Kathryn Allen Award that recognizes professionals who demonstrate excellence and have made outstanding contributions in their work to promote the successful registration of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) as RN/RPN/LPNs in Canada, and/or the integration of IENs into the Canadian health care workforce. The award is named in honor […]

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New documentary on racial equity and racism in Hamilton

McMaster University Ph.D students – Ismaël Traoré and Lisa Watt – recently released an educational documentary entitled “Hamilton’s Ugly Underbelly: Racism”. The film captures the personal stories of Hamiltonians who have experienced blatant and covert forms of discrimination and acknowledges the efforts some are making to heal and bring change. It also covers one of the […]

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Black History Month 2016

Here are some events that are happening in Hamilton in celebration of Black History Month 2016. Passage to Freedom: Secretes of the Underground Railroad The City of Hamilton’s Access & Equity office presents the exhibit “Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad”. Come and learn about the underground railroad. The exhibit explores slavery, the […]

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Anti-racism Centre for Hamilton Approved after Decade of Effort

By Samantha Craggs, CBC News After more than 10 years of study and delay, Hamilton is finally getting its anti-racism resource centre. City councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday to set up a centre, which would monitor and track racism complaints, as well as support victims. The city is partnering with McMaster University and the Hamilton […]

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Boosting diversity in non-profit boardrooms

Hamilton Spectator ByJeremiah Rodriguez Minority communities in Hamilton have grown over the past several decades, but that growth hasn’t been seen in boardrooms of non-profit and government agencies. One new program is looking to change that. DiverseCity onBoard is an agency aiming to train and match visible minorities and under-represented communities with non-profit boards. Two […]

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DiverseCity onBoard Candidate Highlight: Rani Pooran

“I found the DiverseCity onBoard program really fantastic in terms of highlighting opportunities and connecting me.” After working in the UK for a few years, Rani Pooran returned to Canada and needed to rebuild her network. DiverseCity onBoard played a role in helping her do that: “The board appointments I had were really good for […]

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