HIPC participated in the launch of the community campaign "No Hate in The Hammer" which was organized by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Hamilton Roundable Against Poverty and the John Howard Society. Community members and agencies gathered to denounce hate, exchange experiences and create a platform for collaboration against hate.
Last month, a Statistics Canada study ranked the Hamilton census metropolitan area (CMA) as having the highest per capita rate of police-reported hate crimes among 35 CMAs in the country. "Too often, we're in silos," said Evelyn Myrie, longtime pro-diversity advocate. She called upon the community to "Work together collaboratively."
A followup meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6.