Anti-racism group at McMaster to release report, calls to action

March 29, 2017

McMaster University student Sarah Jama says that she hopes that an anti-racism group she helped organize will inspire concrete action in the Hamilton community when it releases a collaborative report this Friday. The report will feature a set of demands from the group and other grassroots initiatives that will be used to assign specific tasks and responsibilities in the effort to combat racism. Categories for immediate action will include police brutality, racism against Aboriginals, hate crimes, and gentrification of the city's marginalized neighbourhoods. The initiative and report were reportedly put together by Jama and social worker Sara Adjekum “using a community-based participatory research approach” that was intended to engage the Hamilton community in conversations about race. Hamilton Spectator