Steelworkers Host Community Celebration of Hamilton's Diversity

HAMILTON, ON, March 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council invites all residents to a celebration of our city's diversity on Sunday, in commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

"We are very fortunate to live in a city as diverse as any other in Canada," said Darren Green, President of the Steelworkers Hamilton Area Council. "It's important to celebrate our diversity and the progress we've made, as well as recognizing we still have work to do to eliminate discrimination that exists in our society."

The celebration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the United Steelworkers Centre, 1031 Barton St. East 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.

There will be a showing of the film Hamilton's Ugly Underbelly – Racism, as well as a discussion on the history of discrimination in the community, present-day experiences and what can be done to create positive change.

"We encourage constructive conversation in an open and welcoming forum where everyone feels comfortable to share experiences, hopes and dreams," said United Steelworkers Ontario Director Marty Warren, who will be one of the speakers at Sunday's event.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Darren Green, President, Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council, 905-719-4412, uswa5328@msn.com

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