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Access to Justice for Hamilton's Black Community

January 29, 2019 Black History Month

Media Release

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR HAMILTON’S BLACK COMMUNITY

For Immediate Release

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January 29, 2019

A newly formed coalition of agencies and allies is working with Hamilton Community Legal Clinic to combat anti-Black racism and facilitate access to justice for Hamilton’s Black community.

The group is supporting an initiative called Together We Rise – S’elever Ensemble, and is hosting an event February 11th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Central Library.

The Coalition came together as result of feedback gathered as part of a bilingual celebration during last year’s African Heritage month. That celebration focussed on Access to Justice for Hamilton’s Black Community and dealt with education, housing, mental health and criminal law, as well as human rights, police complaints and child protection issues.Together We Rise – S’elever Ensemble is an initiative of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic.

Mouna Bile, the initiative’s Black Justice Co-ordinator, notes that one of agenda items for the evening will be the announcement of the Advisory Committee members and the development of program priorities for the next year.

“We will also be launching our logo contest. It will run in Hamilton high schools,” said Ms. Bile.

The evening’s agenda will include a discussion of how the initiative will collaborate with the Hamilton charitable organization Empowerment Squared on their “Hamilton Education Law Project” for racialized youth.

For more information contact Mouna Bile at 527-4572 extension 48 or at twr.see.hclc@gmail.com

 

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