Black History Month Coffee Chat with Sandra Hamilton
Date: Oct. 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To keep the momentum of Black History Month going all year, we invite you to join Sheridan Alumni, Sheridan Student Union, and the Centre for Equity and Inclusion for a series of 30-minute coffee chats on Instagram Live. Each segment will enable Sheridan students to engage in organic conversations with Sheridan alumni about creating positive change and improving equity, inclusion, and justice in our communities. Students and alumni will have a chance to connect with the speaker, ask questions and expand their knowledge.
Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Instagram Live @sheridan_college
We are very excited to introduce our first guest speaker: Sandra Hamilton, professional basketball player, designer and entrepreneur.
Sandra graduated from Sheridan’s Fashion Technique and Design program. She worked for a few designers after graduating but was ultimately led by her other passion: professional basketball. She played in Spain, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, England and the Majorca Islands, eventually winning the coveted Harry Jerome award, and was inducted three times into three different halls of fame for her talent (including Bruins Hall of Fame)!
After her basketball chapter ended, Sandra knew fashion still had a deep hold in her heart. She began creating designs for t-shirts, and in 2020 she collaborated with singer Keedron Bryant who wore one of her “Black Intelligence” t-shirts while singing, “I Just Wanna Live” on social media. The post went viral with almost four million views and inspired millions of people globally!
Sandra continued designing inclusive clothes for Bipoc people and allies from her online store SDHtoronto.com. Sandra has been interviewed by Ben Mulroney, Your Morning, as well as Tyrone Edwards, ET Canada, regarding her inclusive designs that speak 2U4U! Her designs have been featured on Oprah's Where Do We Go From Here? two-part episode, and have been posted by LeBron, Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce's mom and many more! She has also worked with the Toronto Raptors, Fido, Shopify and a few more organizations.
To learn more about Sandra and her designs, visit www.sdhtoronto.com
Our moderator is BBA Marketing student Sierra Johnson. Sierra transferred to Sheridan from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Sierra transferred to develop a more hands-on experience in the business world, specifically marketing. Sierra trained at the Olympic Oval, based at the University of Calgary campus. With school and being a high-level athlete, she has learned to have effective time management skills which have translated over in any workplace. Johnson also has a love for real estate. She continues to enjoy learning about the real estate market and wants to accomplish a real estate certification after graduating from Sheridan.
Stay tuned for more information on our November guest.