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A community resource for anti-racism education,
collaboration and support.

We offer a supportive environment for all residents of
Brantford & Brant County to discuss and implement
plans for progress and sustainable change.

Brantford's Black History

Underground Railroad in Brantford

Many of the members of the early Black community in Brantford were freedom-seekers who arrived to the area using the Underground Railroad. It can be assumed that many of the early Black residents that came to Brantford were formerly enslaved in the southern US prior to their arrival.

The Importance of Sophia Pooley

Sophia Pooley was born into slavery in Fishkill, New York, the daughter of Oliver and Dinah Burthen, also enslaved. When she was seven years old, Sophia was taken to Niagara and sold to Joseph Brant along with her sister.

The Story Of Joseph Brant

Some early Black History in Brantford dates back to 1784, when Joseph Brant brought 30 to 40 enslaved people to the area to work in his fields, as well as at his home in Upper New York State. Many were also brought to Six Nations land, Mohawk Village (East Brantford) and Burlington. 

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS & RESOURCES

We are working hard to create long standing and positive change in Brantford. Here are some of our current campaigns we are working on.

hard work in action

Fight for Your Right: Navigating Medical Racism

There is a lot to be said about the racist pitfalls of Canada’s medical system: how it predisposes racialized folks to harm and disability, how it fails to treat them, and how scarce the solutions seem to be.

Black Lives Matter – But Which Ones?

Although the slogan “Black Lives Matter” has been a rallying call for the world to recognize dignity in the Black community and put an end to anti-Black racism, often those further marginalized are left on the sidelines and not defended.

Getting Called Out is an Act of Love

Most conversations that confront discrimination are steeped in a power dynamic - usually an imbalance - between a person in a privileged position and someone who’s not. So while being called out for racism is typically followed by feelings of fear and fragility (usually, though not exclusively, by white folks), it involves another kind of fear that’s shadowed by historical punishment and exhaustion for Black, Indigenous and people of colour. But the willingness to have this conversation is an act of love, and deserves to be received as one, too.

our director

Amanda Mersereau

is the founder of Unite Against Hate! and is a lifelong activist with a passion for community and social justice.

Unite Against Hate! is a social-profit organization providing anti-racist education resources and support to Brantford & surrounding areas.

How to find us

433 Colborne Street
Brantford, ON N3S 3N5
519-304-8255
uniteagainsthatebtfd@gmail.com

Available by request only.

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