Coalition of Racialized Workers: Strength, Purpose, Representation

Region 2 Black History Month Screening 'It takes a Riot'

Event Date

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Region 2 Coalition of Racialized Workers presents a screening and discussions of “It Takes a Riot” in commemoration of the Yonge Street uprising that took place on May 4, 1992.

Date: February 22, 2019
Location: Hamilton Regional Office, 505 York Bouvlevard, 2nd Floor
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“It Takes A Riot” is a film about when a march against anti-Black police violence turned into a riot. The march was organized by black community activists, civil rights groups and police and criminal justice system watchdogs. While media and politicians called it a riot, others, including anti-racism activists, called it a “rebellion,” even an “uprising.”

“It Takes A Riot” is a documentary film exploring the events of May 4, 1992, its historical context, political impact, and relevance to contemporary struggles against anti-Black racism.

The film will be followed by discussion with Simon Black, professor of Labour Studies at Brock University, and Idil Abdillahi, professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University.

All members are welcome. Food and refreshments will be served. To RSVP, contact Michael Kirlew, Chair of the Region 2 Coalition of Racialized Workers, at

To download the event flyer PDF iconregion_2_black_history.pdf


Event Location

505 York Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario