Creating a Community Response to Hate: A Virtual Speaker Series

The shocking manifestations of hate in Hamilton and a growing call for action to dismantle it has generated grassroots counter-demonstrations, siloed mobilization and more recently, institutional initiatives. But there has been no effort to collaborate on a shared path forward.

To extend the values of No Hate in the Hammer, including advocacy, knowledge sharing and collaboration, we will be hosting a virtual speaker series from October 2021 to May 2022.

The end goal of this speaker series is to co-create a blueprint for action – a coordinated community response to hate that will coincide with the creation of a tool kit.

Below, you will find recordings from the first to the most recent session.

first session

Building Bridges to Belonging

October 6, 2021, at 4:30 PM (EST) · Via Zoom and Facebook

Opening Remarks: Jim Doxtdator

Lindsay Schubiner                             Stephen Menendian  
Western States Center                      Othering & Belonging Institute
Portland, Oregon, USA                       Berkley, California, USA

In conversation with Ruth Greenspan

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second session

Critical Conversations: Reflecting on the Intersections of Hate

November 10, 2021, at 4:30 PM (EST) · Via Zoom and YouTube

Kojo Damptey                                                  Hamilton Trans Health Coalition         
Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion 

Marcie McIlveen                                              Lyndon George
Keeping Six                                                       Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre

In conversation with Gachi Issa and Kim Martin

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third session

The Many Faces of Islamophobia

February 23, 2022, at 4:30 PM (EST) · Via Zoom and YouTube

Ahmad Al Qadi                                                        
National Council of Canadian Muslims

Shamso Elmi                                               Koubra Haggar
Somali Immigrant Aid Organization         Hamilton Community Benefits Network

In conversation with Mouna Bile and Gachi Issa

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fourth session

Strengthening the Circles, Reclaiming Power and Place, Taking Action on MMIWGT2S

In collaboration with Sisters in Spirit Hamilton, March 23, 2022, at 4:30 PM (EST) · Via Zoom, YouTube and In Person at Theatre Aquarius 

Norma Jacobs                                              Dr. Beverly Jacobs
Ongwehowe Elder                                         Senior Advisor to President on
Mother, Grandmother                                   Indigenous Relations and Outreach
                                                                         University of Windsor 

Rebecca Hammond
Policy Counsel – Aboriginal Justice at Legal Aid Ontario 

In conversation with Kris Noakes

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This speaker series was made possible by:

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