An introduction to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.
The steering committee for No Hate in the Hammer wants to update you on what we’ve done in the past year, and we’d like to hear from you about the actions you’ve taken since August to combat the spread of hate in Hamilton.
A Year of (re)Commitment, a virtual event
12pm to 1pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
We want to highlight what anti-hate work across Hamilton could look like, by sharing how we’ve individually taken up this challenge. Share a short video of your anti-hate work to be played at the virtual event!
Discriminatory stereotypes about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples permeate contemporary society and disproportionately impact the social, economic, educational, and health outcomes of Indigenous men, women, and children.
Today we share words from Indigenous writers that are helping us better understand this injustice and the work we must take on to develop respectful and just relationships between first peoples and Canada. We invite you to share with us what you’ve been learning during National Indigenous History Month, and to share this learning with friends, family, and colleagues.
Systemic anti-black racism persists in our society. While Canada was founded on racial injustice, we have a long history of denying racism exists in this country.
Despite human rights being protected by federal, provincial and territorial laws, racist and discriminatory stereotypes about people of African Descent permeate contemporary society and disproportionately impact the social, economic, educational, and health outcomes of Black men, women and children. Whether they are descendants of those who were enslaved or recent immigrants, people of African Descent are united by the shared, lived experience with anti-Black racism.