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Organizing and Activism

Community Organizers - Anti-racism protesters in support of Black Lives Matter march down

Anti-racism protesters in support of Black Lives Matter march down York Boulevard to rally at Hamilton City Hall (2020)

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“About Us.” A.C.C.P.I. Caribbean Potpourri.


“An Outrage Upon Society: Petition From the Coloured Citizens of Hamilton.” Hamilton Evening Times, October 23, 1866.


“Black youth mentorship program resumes after friction between Hamilton board and HCCI.” CBC News, February 27, 2020.


“Colored Brigade.” Hamilton Herald, December 26, 1889.


“Community Organizations.” Black Hamilton.


“Eleanor Wiltshire-Rodney, President & Founder.” A.C.C.P.I. Caribbean Potpourri.


“February 7, 1851: Hamilton crier Paolo Brown gives powerful lecture on slavery.” Hamilton Spectator, September 23, 2016.


“Fight for Freedom.” Hamilton Spectator, August 17, 1963.


“Finding a unified Black voice in Hamilton.” CBC News, September 24, 2014.


“Groups Support Y.W.C.A. in Anti-Discrimination.” Hamilton Spectator, February 23, 1950.


“Hamilton Pot Pourri to benefit ill children.” The Caribbean Camera, May 29, 2003.


“Market, Fire, Police: the Colored Citizens Present Their Rightful Claims.” Hamilton Herald, December 25, 1889.


“No Discrimination’ Clause Clear, Board to be Advised.” Hamilton Spectator, May 7, 1951.


“Racial Discrimination Motion Lost in Council.” Hamilton Spectator, July 13, 1948.

“Sarah Jama on Disability Rights.” (2019). Broadbent Institute.


“The Colored Fire Brigade: Chief Aitchison Declines to Give an Opinion on the Subject.” Hamilton Herald, December 28, 1889.


“The Colored Fire Brigade. A Corps of Sixteen Men Suggested for the Job.” Hamilton Herald, December 27, 1889.


“Who is a Freemason?” Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons Province of Ontario and Jurisdiction.


[HCCI Hamilton]. (2020). HCCI Anti-Racism Conference: Defying Racism in Hamilton. [Video]. YouTube. 


[HCCI Hamilton]. (2020). HCCI is the conscience of a just Hamilton. [Video]. YouTube.


[HCCI Hamilton]. (2020). Moving Beyond Performative Allyship. [Video]. YouTube.


[HCCI Hamilton]. (2021). Unpacking White Supremacy: Racism and Discrimination in Hamilton Schools. [Video]. YouTube.


[powergroupcanada]. (2011). Chats from the Lair - Episode 20 - Evelyn Myrie. [Video]. YouTube.


[Raymond Milbury]. (2020). Evelyn Myrie: March For Black Lives Canada 7/25/2020. [Video]. YouTube.

[Upstream]. (2018). We All Deserve the Right to Life - Sarah Jama [Video]. YouTube.


Abigail Cukier. “Black-owned businesses in Hamilton saw bump after Blackout Tuesday, but support is waning.” Hamilton Spectator, October 14, 2020.


Albert Delitala. “Rev. John C. Holland remembered.” CHCH News, June 22, 2014.

Barry Gray. “Hamilton Anti-Racism groups declare Concession Street a Hate-Free Zone.” Hamilton Spectator, March 21, 2022.

Bobby Hristova. “Ottawa provides $1.9M to help form Black business network in Windsor and Hamilton.” CBC News, August 15, 2022.


Carmela Fragomeni. “Anti-racism centre gets city committee nod.” Hamilton Spectator, September 22, 2014.


Carmela Fragomeni. “New body formed to represent black Hamiltonians.” Hamilton Spectator, November 24, 2016.


Charles Nyasulu. “Potpourri gives to worthy causes.” Share, June 19, 1991.


Fallon Hewitt. “‘My burden’: What does racism look like in Hamilton?” Hamilton Spectator, July 2, 2020.


Fallon Hewitt. “‘Unity is power:’ Hundreds rally against anti-Black racism in Hamilton.” Hamilton Spectator, June 13, 2020.


Fallon Hewitt. “Anti-hate summit offers insight into ‘difficult’ conversations on racism in Hamilton.” Hamilton Spectator, May 20, 2021.


Fallon Hewitt. “Group calls for defunding of Hamilton Police in wake of anti-Black racism protests.” Hamilton Spectator, June 4, 2020.

Fallon Hewitt. “‘Very concerned’: Black community leaders renew call for independent review into arrest of Hamilton housing activists.” Hamilton Spectator, February 20, 2022.


Jeff Mahoney. “Hamilton residents marching for Black lives, because the work was left unfinished.” Hamilton Spectator, July 25, 2020.

Jeff Mahoney. “Youth meets age at ACCA’s Black History Month 2022.” Hamilton Spectator, February 14, 2022.


Kate McCullough, Teviah Moro & Sebastian Bron. “‘Defund the police’ strikes outside Hamilton City Hall.” Hamilton Spectator, July 23, 2020.


Kate McCullough. “‘No justice, no peace, no racist police’: Thousands join Hamilton Black Friday rally.” Hamilton Spectator, June 12, 2020.


Kate McCullough. “New program aims to support mental health of Black and racialized youth.” Hamilton Spectator, March 4, 2021.


Kate McCullough. “St. Thomas More ‘Knights’ tackle racism with new student-run committee.” Hamilton Spectator, January 22, 2021.

Katrina Clarke. “Black community leaders call for charges to be dropped against six affordable housing advocates.” Hamilton Spectator, December 1, 2021.

Katrina Clarke. “Encampment protestor speaks out after SIU drops probe.” Hamilton Spectator, January 18, 2022.


Katrina Clarke. “Four outbreaks over in Hamilton, anti-hate group calls on city to start tracking race-based data.” Hamilton Spectator, May 7, 2020.


Katrina Clarke. “Students say schools don’t need police, already have supports in place.” Hamilton Spectator, June 12, 2020.


Lucy El-Sherif. “This is what anti-racism change looks like.” Hamilton Spectator, August 7, 2020.


Matthew Van Dongen. “Hamilton public board ends controversial cops-in-schools program.” Hamilton Spectator, June 22, 2020. 


Matthew Van Dongen. “Hamilton tears down ‘defund’ encampment in front of city hall.” Hamilton Spectator, November 30, 2020.


Matthew Van Dongen. “Push to end cops-in-schools shifts to Hamitlon’s Catholic board.” Hamilton Spectator, June 24, 2020.


Maxine Carter. “Committee Against Racism advises, advocates.” Hamilton Spectator, February 17, 2011.


Natalie Paddon. “PASSAGES: Longtime educator and community activist helped marginalized population.” Hamilton Spectator, October 30, 2016.


Nicole O’Reilly. “Anti-racism protestors march down York Boulevard, rally at Hamilton City Hall.” Hamilton Spectator, June 28, 2020.


Paola Brown. 1851. Address Intended to Be Delivered in the City Hall, Hamilton, February 7, 1851, on the Subject of Slavery. Hamilton.

Richard Leitner. “Hamilton public school board to create ‘overdue’ anti-Black racism policy.” Hamilton Spectator, June 2, 2021.

Ritika Dubey. “Feds invest $1.9M to support Black-led businesses in Hamilton and Windsor.” Hamilton Spectator, August 17, 2022.

Ritika Dubey. “Hamilton summer camp preparing Black kids to return to school with confidence.” Toronto Star, August 24, 2022.


Samantha Craggs. “Black Lives Matter activists take list of demands to Hamilton agencies.” CBC News, June 2, 2020.


Sebastian Bron. “St. Joe’s launches critical mental health program for Black youth.” Hamilton Spectator, October 17, 2020.


Simon Mach. “ACNOH: ‘Diverse but together’.” Hamilton Spectator, February 24, 2011.

Susan Clairmont. “Hamilton activist Sarah Jama: ‘I make people feel uncomfortable sometimes’.” Hamilton Spectator, April 1, 2022.


Teviah Moro & Sebastian Bron. “Hamilton councillor concerned about police intimidation as defund protestors hunker down.” Hamilton Spectator, November 25, 2020.


Teviah Moro. “City plants ‘seed of regrowth’ for Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre.” Hamilton Spectator, February 18, 2021.


Teviah Moro. “Evelyn Myrie to guide reboot of Hamilton Anti-racism Resource Centre.” Hamilton Spectator, September 24, 2020.


Teviah Moro. “Gore Park rally in solidarity with U.S. protests. But ‘racism is everywhere,’ attendees say, including Hamilton.” Hamilton Spectator, June 1, 2020.

William Renwick Riddell. (1930). “A Petition, Discovered by the Honourable William Renwick Riddell, Justice of Appeal, Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Negro History, 15(1), 115-16.

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