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Saturday, July 28 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Connecting Communities: Bridging the Gap Between Advocacy and Action

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Hamilton is a mid-sized Canadian port city with deep roots in the steel industry and other heavy manufacturing. Historically a cradle of industrialization, Hamilton is undergoing a time of tremendous change whose highlights are a thriving healthcare and social service sector and a vibrant arts & culture scene, but whose lowlights include high rates of poverty, poor air quality and urban displacement.

Join Sarah, Kerry and Nrinder for an interactive workshop where participants are invited to examine a case study of environmental advocacy and community engagement. You will hear Kerry share her story of successes and failures in advocating for change in a community where she also feels disconnected at times - where even our best intentions can still lead to doing “for” the community rather than “with”.

Together with you, we’d like to explore what is possible on a municipal level to advance environmental justice that centres authentic engagement and collective leadership.

  • Sarah Jama, she/her
  • Kerry Le Clair, she/her
  • Nrinder Nann, she/her

Affiliated Organization:
  • Disability Justice Network of Ontario


Kerry Le Clair

Kerry Le Clair weaves together her professional background infreelance writing and editing, along with years of researchand outreach work for NGOs. As a community organizer, Kerry has focussedher time in Hamilton, Ontario on environmental advocacy and promotingpublic art from equity-seeking... Read More →
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Sarah Jama

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO) and holds a Social Sciences degree from McMaster University. Her lived experiences have fostered interests and a passion for community engagement, disability... Read More →
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Nrinder Nann

Nrinder Nann has spent the past twenty years helping develop theleadership potential of racialized and indigenous people in electoralpolitics and through organizing for social, economic, environmentaland healing justice.

Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:50pm
4th Floor Seminar Room 20 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

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