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"This is a unique model for dealing with racism." says School of Social Work Professor Ameil Joseph.

Working for change

School of Social Work professor Ameil Joseph has a long history of social justice activism. His most recent role -- that of Scholar-in-Community -- will help those in Hamilton who have experienced racism.

Mar 26, 2018

A framed poster – three clenched fists rising above the Hamilton skyline – hangs on the wall of Ameil Joseph’s office in Kenneth Taylor Hall.

It’s from the Anti-Racism Action Initiative, which was organized last November by the McMaster Womanists working in collaboration with a number of community organizations. At the event, 250 people gathered at Hamilton’s Central Library to discuss experiences of racism and draft community-based solutions – the largest youth-directed community event related to racism the city had ever experienced.

Joseph – an assistant professor in McMaster’s School of Social Work, whose research focuses on race, racism and social justice – looks at the poster when the work he does to try and change things for the better feels like it’s moving slowly... Read more on McMaster Brighter World.