Outreach Coordinator at Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, City of Hamilton
Sarah Jama is a community organizer and recent graduate. She was the 2016 president of the McMaster Womanists and organized a number of events in Hamilton in relation to racism, such as the Rise Up: Rally against Police Brutality, was a co-organizer of Hamilton’s first Anti-Racism Action Initiative. She served a two year term as the Ontario Director of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, and founded the first peer-based and run service for students with disabilities at McMaster University called Maccess. Her interests include but are not limited to, critical disability theory, critical race theory, social justice organizing, and activism. She featured on CBC Radio’s The Current discussing disability activism in Canada. Most recently, Sarah has been named by CBC’s as one of Hamilton’s top five most interesting people of 2016, because of her city wide advocacy and organizing. She is a recipient of the John C Holland Evleyn Myrie Political Action Award, and is serving a 2 year term on the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council. She currently works at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, as well as for Councillor Matthew Green at the City of Hamilton. She has been appointed to serve on the anti black racism committee of the anti racism directorate. Sarah has a wealth of experience in public speaking, lecturing, consultant work, and more. She has been a speaker for: OCASI, the Broadbent Institute, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and more.