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Shared Conversations: Community Dinner

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Hamilton Artists Inc.

155 James St N

Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

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Join us on October 27th starting at 6:00 pm for Shared Conversations, a meal and community gathering focusing on discussing gentrification in Hamilton. What are the responsibilities of artists and creatives in addressing economic injustice in the city? How can individuals and organizations support affordable housing advocacy in Hamilton? Whether you’ve experienced the effects of gentrification first-hand or not, we invite you to join us at the dinner table so we can all listen and share in conversation. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the East Hamilton Rent Strike defense fund.

This event is part of a nationally synchronized dinner taking place at artist-run centres across the country at the exact same time. Hosted in partnership with Locals Only (Saskatoon) and Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network, the dinner at Hamilton Artists Inc. will focus on collecting recipes and experiences of gentrification and economic injustice in Hamilton, in order to contribute to the ongoing national dialogue around these issues.

Please reserve your spot at the dinner table in advance. Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($15-50) through eventbrite and at the gallery with cash or cheque. All proceeds from the event will support the East Hamilton Rent Strike defense fund. A small number of tickets will be available at the door; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accommodation of your dietary restrictions for registrations received after October 24.



More about the East Hamilton Rent Strike:

Since May 1, 2018, more than 100 households from the Stoney Creek Towers in East Hamilton have been participating in a rent strike. Tenants have been withholding rent to protest their landlord’s application for an Above Guideline Increase (AGI) in rent and to demand repairs to their units. Tenants understand that this is the first of many AGI applications their landlord is likely to seek, and that if they do not fight back now, they will soon be priced out of their homes.



As an artist-run centre, Hamilton Artists Inc. empowers artists of all career levels to take risks with their contemporary visual arts practices and present their work in a critical context. Our exhibitions, publications, and special projects offer education and mentorship, facilitate regional and national dialogue, and encourage collaboration, conversation, and critical inquiry.

The Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network (HTSN) is a grassroots initiative that seeks to link tenants from across Steel City in order to amplify our struggles through solidarity and direct action.

Locals Only is a large-scale multi-year project that explores food security, community-based artworks, and intergenerational exchange in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.

As part of Locals Only, Shared Conversations will bring together artist-run centres from across the country to host local meals and conversations. The event takes the form of a nationally synchronized community dinner with an aim to gather stories from other communities as a way to build a multifaceted dialogue around issues related to gentrification, intergenerational reciprocity, and food security. On October 27, simultaneous dinners will take place at AKA in Saskatoon, Open Space in Victoria, Untitled Arts Society in Calgary, Modern Fuel in Kingston, and this town is small in Charlottetown, PEI.

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Hamilton Artists Inc.

155 James St N

Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

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