On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, I speak with Patrick, an anti-fascist advocate who has organized a Rock Against Racism concert in order to raise awareness and spark conversation about a growing neo-Nazi and white-supremacist presence in Hamilton and Southern Ontario. Patrick identifies that here in Canada we have seen an increase in chapters of racist and xenophobic organizations like Blood and Honour and Golden Dawn. This demands a response from anti-racists and those concerned with justice and equality in our society.
Proceeds of the show will go to benefit SACHA's (the sexual assault centre of Hamilton) Diverse Communities Outreach Programme. The show will feature performers from a variety of different artistic and musical backgrounds including ska-punk, spoken word, and hip-hop. It is taking place this Saturday March 9th at Homegrown Hamilton, with doors at 9 PM.
Progressive Voices airs Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 93.3 CFMU Radio
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