An event taking place in McMaster’s council chambers brought together people to discuss what can be done at a municipal level to address racism in a city, especially in Hamilton.
City Hall and the Struggle Against Racism: Possibilities and Opportunities featured a keynote address from Shana Almeida, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology and former Chief of Staff to a couple of Toronto City Councillors.
The Hamilton Committee Against Racism gave a presentation and a panel was held featuring local advocates and City Hall representatives. Brian McHattie (Ward 1 Councillor), Aidan Johnson and Matthew Green (newly elected City Councillors) were present.
This learning experience was put on by several McMaster departments, working in conjunction to organise the event.
Racism is an issue of great importance in any city, including Hamilton. For more of the discussion, click below to listen to Tyler & Marshall discuss racism in Hamilton: