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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.

/ February 1, 2016

Ashleigh and Alexandria Montague are SISTERS 4 SISTERS

Sisters4Sisters empowers women by raising money and awareness for women-focused organizations.

/ January 29, 2016
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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...

/ January 26, 2016

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...

/ January 25, 2016

{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...

/ December 10, 2015

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...

/ December 10, 2015