Riverdale residents and local politicians will warm up over a cup of coffee this week, as the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) hosts its second Conversation Cafe.
The event takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at St. Charles School (60 Barlake Ave.) near the Stoney Creek/Hamilton border and will provide residents of the Riverdale neighbourhood a chance to share their views with their elected officials. Guests includes Mayor Bob Bratina and city councillors Sam Merulla, Chad Collins and Brad Clark.
According to the Social Planning and Research Council, Riverdale has the highest proportion of recent immigrants in the city. In the neighbourhood, 43 per cent of residents identify with a visible minority group and 35 per cent are living in poverty.
At HCCI’s first conversation café, held in the Beasley neighbourhood in November, residents spoke up about changes they’d like to see in their community.