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.
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
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
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
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
Policy Counsel – Aboriginal Justice at Legal Aid Ontario
In conversation with Kris Noakes