#DayOfPink 2017


#DayOfPink was created for folks to speak out about homophobic and transphobic violence and harassment. http://pinkshirtday.ca/about-us/

Social Inc. put on a FABULOUS day of creating conversations about how we can all be involved to take action to end oppression. Thank you to everyone who chatted with us and participated in our photobooth!




Julie Lalonde at Mohawk College


Julie Lalonde project coordinator of Draw the Line, a provincial campaign to engage folks in ending sexual violence, is coming to Hamilton!

When: Tuesday, October 11 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where: Mohawk College – McIntyre Theatre, Fennel Campus
Cost: Free

Join Julie Lalonde for an interactive presentation looking at tangible ways that we can prevent sexual violence at bars and parties. Participants will leave with concrete tools and resources to help them be effective bystanders.

Julie S. Lalonde is an Ottawa-based feminist activist and women’s right advocate. Julie has won numerous awards for her work, including being named a recipient of the “Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case” (2013), a “Driver of Change” by MTV, and 2013’s “Best Volunteer in a Leading Role” by Volunteer Ottawa.

Laverne Cox in Hamilton – All the Details


Laverne Cox will be at Mohawk College on March 26th! That’s soon soon soon!

Here are all the details that you’ll need…


Tickets are available online. Once tickets sell out online, we don’t have any more to sell. That means if tickets sell out, we won’t have any for sale at the door.  We’ll update the Facebook event closer to the date about whether or not we’ve sold out of tickets.

What’s Happening?

5pm – The VIP event is in the Cellar, Mohawk’s student bar and restaurant. There will be snacks, games, and folks will get to meet Laverne.

6:30pm – Doors to the McIntyre Theatre open.

7:30pm – Laverne starts talking about her amazing life and story.

9pm – After the event, Laverne will be sticking around to meet and chat with folks. Continue reading

NEW DATE! Laverne Cox in Hamilton March 26


Laverne Cox Community-page-0Because Laverne Cox is working on a new show on NBC, we’ve had to change the date of her Hamilton talk to March 26th.

All the rest of the details are the same:

When: Thursday, March 26th
6:30pm – Doors open
7:30pm – Event starts
9pm – Meet Laverne

$35 – General Admission
$75 – VIP: Reserved seating and invitation to a meet and greet with Laverne before the event

Consider showing your support for the Hamilton trans community and purchase a ticket for someone who wouldn’t be able to attend the event otherwise.

Free tickets available to trans identified folks who cannot afford the ticket price. Email marco.felvus@mohawkcollege.ca.

Buy tickets online here –http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/a…/alumniEvents/laverne-cox.html

Laverne’s visit to Hamilton is presented by Mohawk College’s positive space Social Inc ., partnered with The Well: The LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton and SACHA – Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre.

Low Reporting of Sexual Assualt On Campus


This week CBC released a report about the ‘worryingly low’ number of reports of sexual assault on Canadian college and university campuses.

It’s important to remember that for all sexual assaults the reporting rate is shockingly low. Only 1-7% of survivors will ever tell police about the assault.

It’s also important to remember the many reasons that keep survivors silent:

  • fear of being blamed
  • fear that the assault won’t be taken seriously
  • fear that they won’t be believed
  • fear of further violence from the perpetrator
  • fear of having their confidentiality broken
  • because they weren’t sure about whether or not what happened was sexual assault
  • because they don’t have clear memories of the assault
  • and many other concerns

We need to be working every day to end both rape culture and victim blaming. We need to be working to make the world a safer place for survivors to tell their story without fear. We also need to be working to prevent sexual violence so no one ever has to report again. Continue reading

Laverne Cox in Hamilton


Anyone that has the audacity to be themselves should be celebrated; not discriminated, ridiculed, stigmatized and criminalized. — Laverne Cox

Trans advocate and actor Laverne Cox will be coming to Hamilton on March 23rd!

Laverne’s visit to Hamilton is presented by Mohawk College’s positive space Social Inc ., partnered with The Well: The LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton and SACHA – Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre.

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Positive Parenting


Positive Parenting-page-0A panel discussion and group brainstorm to promote the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ parents, prospective parents, and their families and children in Hamilton.

This event is open to everyone with a special emphasis for LGBTQ+ parents/guardians and service providers to LGBTQ+ families.

When: Wednesdsay, June 11th from 11am to 1pm.

Where: Mohawk College – 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton ON.  The Arnie, G Wing.

Cost: $10.00 Lunch Included.  Please email food restrictions to marco.felvus@mohawkcollege.ca.

Register online or by calling 905.575.1212 ext: 3590. Space is limited to fifty participants. FREE spaces for those in need. No Refunds.

Special Parking Rate
Limited to fifty participants, FREE Tickets for those in need.

Call: 905-575-1212 Ext: 3590 (email preferred)

To arrange disability related accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, hres@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 Ext. 27581. The space is wheelchair accessible, and has a quiet space for prayers. We can provide other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation and childcare if we receive these requests before June 1.

Presented by SACHA, Human Rights & Equity Services, McMaster University, and Mohawk College Centre for Social Inclusion (Social Inc.).