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Amr Abdel-latif  co-founder of NGen Youth Centre,

01 Feb Youth Empowering Youth – NGEN

In 2010, When Amr was just 17, he decided to do something radical and something counter-cultural. He decided that downtown Hamilton needed a youth centre, and he decided that he was going to put youth at the top of it....

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26 Jan Book Review: THE ILLEGAL

The Illegal (HarperCollins) is the latest novel from Hamilton-based author, Lawrence Hill. Released this past September, the timing of book seemed perfect, if for an unfortunate reason. Its release ran alongside the world’s attention forced toward the thousands of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and the...

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25 Jan My Neighbour’s Story – Living the War Overseas

I picked up the phone to call Awad* today. The phone on the other end picks up. “Hello?” says a soft and distressed voice. “How are you?” I ask. “Bad.” “Bad?” “ISIS killed my brother today.” Through heavy sobbing, I’m able to get pieces of the story....

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HYP-Hamilton Youth Poets

10 Dec {HYP} Hamilton Youth Poets

HYP was created in order to give Hamilton youth a chance to have their voices heard, as well as to expose them to the world of linguistic art. Spoken word is a chance for youth to speak their minds!! Twice a year the slam is...

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10 Dec Mother Tareka – City Breathing

Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth worker that engages immigrant youth...

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Paperweight

21 Jul 2015 Hamilton Fringe Review: PAPERWEIGHT

Pagerweight Theatre: Outrun The Mill (Toronto, ON) Playwright: Outrun The Mill Director: Outrun The Mill Cast: Bessie Cheng, Chelsea Haraburda Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language Show Type: Drama, Physical Theatre Audience: Mature Running Time: 40 min Reviewed by Amanda Cheung A strong knock on a door behind the audience rings through the Art Forms Youth...

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Rukmini's Gold

21 Jul 2015 Hamilton Fringe Review: Rukmini’s Gold

Rukmini’s Gold Theatre: Red Betty Theatre (Hamilton, ON) Playwright: Radha S. Menon Director: Wes Berger Cast: Brittany Miranda, Dia Frid, Ellora Patnaik, Maya Huliyappa-Menon, Tony Sciara, Vivek Hariharan, Sindhuri Nandhakumar Show Type: Comedy, Drama Audience: General Running Time: 90 Minutes Reviewed by Daniel O.W. Smith Rukmini’s Gold explores a kind of heritage not...

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