HARRC statement on farmers market hate incident
HAMILTON- Hamilton’s Anti-Racism Resource Centre calls the hateful and racist graffiti at the entrance of the farmers market a disturbing reminder that more must be done to confront hate in Hamilton.
“We know the trauma and concern these moments cause, not only to individuals but communities, because they are intended to send a clear message of intimidation: you are not welcomed here” says Lyndon George, Executive Director of Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC).
Everyone should feel safe to visit the farmers market without fear.
During these moments, we encourage anyone who witnesses these hateful acts to report them, understand the pain they cause, and ensure impacted communities are supported.
Tomorrow (Saturday, March 19th 2022) at noon at the Concession Street Library, HARRC in partnership with community organizations will host a press conference to discuss ways to confront hate and racism Hamilton.
The Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre assists individuals experiencing racism, discrimination, and hate incidents by capturing data, and providing support, information and referral services to those impacted by race-related oppression and violence.
Executive Director, HARRC