Kingston Immigration Partnership is excited to kick off an honest discussion about discrimination in our community. Their Say Hello campaign starts May 31, 2018 and aims to reduce racism, discrimination, and exclusion in Kingston.
Last year, KIP conducted a survey and the results were clear: discrimination is a reality for many people living here, and, despite its reputation, Kingston isn’t a welcoming place for everyone. KIP plans to get the city talking with the oldest conversation starter in the book: hello.
“Everyone can say hello. It’s a simple way to start talking and start understanding where others are coming from,” says Cristian Medina, Project Coordinator at the Kingston Immigration Partnership. “We’re going to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to strike up a conversation.”
Kingstonians can share their stories online at the KIP website or have a chat at one of several designated conversation spots throughout the city. Further opportunities to talk, learn, and say hello will be unveiled throughout the campaign.
“We want Kingstonians to introduce themselves, share their stories, find common ground, and build a community where we all say hello.”
The Say Hello campaign runs from May 31, 2018 to September 30, 2018.