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Evelyn Myrie is the executive director of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. (Courtesy of Evelyn Myrie)

Managers from Hamilton media organizations will weigh in on the role news outlets play in welcoming diverse communities during the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion's (HCCI) annual general meeting on Monday.

The panel discussion, which will feature decision-makers from Cable 14, CBC Hamilton, CHCH and The Hamilton Spectator, will take place over a breakfast at the Lincoln Alexander Centre.

"We want the media to develop a more comprehensive strategy to ensure they're fostering inclusion in their reporting of events in the community," said Evelyn Myrie, executive director of the HCCI, of the aim of the event.

"People feel connected when they see themselves in the media when they're part of it, as opposed to being othered."

In addition to hosting the discussion, the HCCI will present its annual report on diversity in the city.

The breakfast runs from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday at the Lincoln Alexander Centre (160 King St. E).

People who wish to attend must RSVP, and can register online on the event's website, by phone at 905-297-4694 or by e-mail at thayra@hcci.ca.