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Meet our new staff member- Sarah Jama

Apr 20, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Jama, who will work as an Outreach Coordinator to support HCCI programs, specifically focusing on DiverseCity onBoard for the coming few months.

A recent McMaster graduate, Sarah is no stranger to the Hamilton community and has established herself as young community organizer and civic leader. She is the 2016/17 President of the McMaster Womanists. She has organized a number of events in Hamilton on racism, such as the Rise Up: Rally against Police Brutality, and was a co-organizer of Hamilton’s first Anti-Racism Action Initiative. She served a two year term as the Ontario Director of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, and founded Maccess the first peer-based and run service for students with disabilities at McMaster University . She has been featured on a panel on CBC Radio’s The Current, discussing the future of disability advocacy in Canada. Most recently, Sarah was named by the CBC as one of Hamilton’s top five most interesting people of 2016 for her citywide advocacy and organizing.

Sarah has joined DiverseCity onBoard as a candidate last year and has been successfully appointed as member of the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council through the program. Now, with her new role as the Outreach Coordinator for the program, she is looking forward to engage community members from diverse background to enhance their leadership skills and civic participation.

Welcome to the team Sarah!