Steelworkers Host Community Celebration of Hamilton’s Diversity

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council invites all residents to a celebration of our city’s diversity on Sunday, March 18, in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

“We are very fortunate to live in a city as diverse as ours,” said Darren Green, President of the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council. “We celebrate our community and the progress we’ve made in promoting inclusion, human rights and respect for diversity. We must also recognize there is more work to do to eliminate racial discrimination in our society.”

The celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Steelworkers Centre, 1031 Barton St. E. in Hamilton. All are welcome.

The event will feature entertainment, food from around the world and discussions on diversity and discrimination issues. Admission, food and refreshments are free.

“We have had great participation and sponsorships from community organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of this day,” Green said.

The theme this year is Communities Coming Together.

“We have witnessed the constructive actions in response to events happening in our country and elsewhere over the last year and we want to have a conversation in an open and welcoming forum where everyone feels comfortable discussing what needs to be done going forward as a community.”


For further information:

Darren Green, President, Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council, 905-719-4412, hamiltonsteel@live.com
Kim Hume, USW Communications, 416-544-6002, khume@usw.ca

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