The Sharing of Good Ideas Speakers



Sam Magavern: 
Sam Magavern co-directs the Partnership for the Public Good and teaches at the SUNY Buffalo Law School and the Cornell University ILR School. He has served as the compliance coordinator and as a volunteer attorney for the City of Buffalo Living Wage Commission. 


Tom Cooper: Tom Cooper is Director of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction – a collaboration of community partners with a shared goal of reducing and eliminating poverty through the aspiration of making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child. Current campaigns include ‘Making Hamilton a Living Wage community’, reforming provincial social assistance and shifting public attitudes about the costs of poverty in our community.


Alex Johnstone: Alex Johnstone is a public school board trustee with the Hamilton-Wentorth District School Board, a political pundit on Cable 14’s The Opinionators, and is employed by a not-for-profit organization in Hamilton. Alex offers a look at local poverty and the local campaign for a living wage from the perspective of gender-equity and children’s rights.