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Portrait image of Sarah Jama sitting in a wheelchair and facing the camera.
 

Speaker: Sarah Jama

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO). She holds a Social Sciences degree from McMaster University, and a Lead Organizer Certificate from the Centre for Labour Research and Education from Berkeley University. Her lived experiences have fostered interests and a passion for: community engagement, disability justice, and activism.

Sarah has given a variety of keynotes, including for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO). She has also been a speaker for a variety of organizations, such as: CUPE Ontario, The Wesley Institute, Upstream Canada, The Broadbent Institute, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Sexual Assault Centre for the Greater Hamilton Area (SACHA), CBC Radio One, the Ajax Diversity Conference, the Indigenous, Racialized, Migrant and People with Disabilities Solidarity Symposium, and more.  

Sarah currently works at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion as a Program Coordinator and was also a Community Engagement Liaison to Councillor Matthew Green at the City of Hamilton. In her spare time, she acts as a consultant, and is currently working with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board to create anti-racism training and peer support based curriculum for students at the school board.

Sarah is very politically active, and recently co-managed the successful municipal campaign of Councillor Nrinder Nann in Hamilton Ontario. She also is a board member of the Hamilton Transit Rider's Union and a member of the Broadbent Institute's Power Lab. She is also an executive member of the Federal New Democratic Party.

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