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Originally from Hamilton, Amanda Mersereau moved to Brantford in February 2018. She has been involved with social justice work since childhood, and co-founded Unite Against Hate in June, 2020. Since then, she has directed several projects with Unite Against Hate to support Brantford in anti-racism education by promoting Brantford's Black-owned businesses, and highlighting Brantford's Black history.


Ally, collaborator and founder of Unite Against Hate, zBTFD, Brantford Apparel among other projects. Christopher is a long time community organizer and activist. Some projects he has help create in the past include The Ford Plant (co-founder), Murdered City Music Fest (co-director), ZZZ Monthly Music Series (founder), zzzWKND, Snoozzzefest, Day In The Woods (director), Day On The Grand (collaborator).

We have been active in our community for many years.
Here are some of our past projects.

2002-2009 THE FORD PLANT

Located in downtown Brantford, Ontario, Canada, its small spaces and unique atmosphere create one of Canada's most intriguing rock venues, as well as one of the more lively. The Ford Plant holds only about one hundred people, with the party-like environment often spilling out into the streets.

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Every August since its inception, The Ford Plant has hosted a week-long music festival called the Murdered City Music Festival (often simply called Murdered City). This festival showcases numerous independent Canadian acts and local artists, and is known to bring larger bands to a relatively small crowd.

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2010-2013 THE BACKROOM

Brantford's hole-in-the-wall record store. Hundred's of hard-to-find vinyl. Fun times while it lasted.

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ZZZ was an art collective that focused on promoting and creating outsider art, culture and music. Events held by ZZZ are organized with the goal of being accessible to everyone.

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2015, 2017 SNOOZZZEFEST & zzzWKND

Our mandate was to support local original underground music, ZZZ provided a platform to hundreds musical artistic styles from all across North America since it formed in 2014.

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