Tomorrow (October 17), is the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day has been observed annually every year since 1993 to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide.
To mark the day, the Council of Canadians Hamilton Chapter, along with a number of partnering organizations, is hosting a Forum on Poverty and Inequality in Hamilton.
Participants will also hear from all candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections on October 22. Candidates have been invited to attend to listen and learn about poverty and inequality in Hamilton. Speakers will address the issues of moving the anti-poverty struggle to the next level, what it’s like to live in poverty in Hamilton, and housing the poor In Hamilton.
Solutions to poverty and inequality such as Rent Safe and a registry of landlords, the Guaranteed Basic Income program (which was cruelly cancelled by the Ford government) and how we can make Hamilton poverty-free will also be discussed.
When: Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., followed by informal community networking until the crowd thins!
- Doors open to network and browse community tables at 6:00 p.m.
- Finger foods and refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m.(If you like water, please bring your own water bottle to fill up at the fountains.)
- Formal program from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. West, Hamilton (Map)
The following groups have endorsed this event: Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction and the Disability Justice Network of Ontario.
Congratulations to the Hamilton Chapter for shining a spotlight on these important social issues.