New anti-hate campaign to launch in Hamilton on Thursday
Published June 28, 2023 at 5:01 pm
Hamilton is launching a new campaign to fight discrimination tomorrow (June 29) at the city hall courtyard amid the troubling rise of hate crimes.
The City invites Hamiltonians, individuals and groups who support inclusion and diversity to the event, which runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The campaign, called Hamilton for All, looks to find ways to combat hate and discrimination.
Community organizations will launch several initiatives “to support awareness and concrete steps to take action against hate in Hamilton,” according to the City’s press release.
Led by several community groups, the Hamilton for All campaign aims to promote inclusion and belonging as well as elevate the voices of minorities and marginalized groups in Hamilton.
Hamilton will launch a new website and anti-hate toolkit at the event, showing how individuals and institutions can use it.
The campaign will also call on individuals and institutions to become anti-hate champions and sign a new “Belonging Pledge.”
Hamilton has seen the number of hate crimes and incidents of discrimination soar. For instance, Hamilton police received reports of 174 hate incidents, up 61 per cent since 2021.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising