HARTFORD, CT -- On Thursday, May 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and its Latino Endowment Fund will present a conversation on our first amendment in action at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The Featured keynote address will be given by Alberto Ibargüen, president, CEO and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Civil Rights, Social Action
NEW LONDON, CT -- In the face of cyclical defunding of the arts, Maryam Elahi, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, editorializes about the importance of the arts to all and encourages their support. The foundation will host a community conversation on “Do the Arts Matter?” at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Blaustein building at Connecticut College, New London as part of a "Thriving Communities" civil discourse series.
NEW LONDON, CT -- The "Thriving Communities" series soon to be launched by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut invites the public to four open meetings with a tone of "safe civil discourse" about matters all can agree are urgent, even if not yet on how to resolve them.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Replica Solitary Confinement Cell Project: “Inside the Box,” created by the The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), is a replica solitary confinement cell project that encourages the public to sit inside a ten-foot by twelve-foot replica solitary confinement cell. The cell will be open to the public from January 30 to February 18, 2017.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- From January 30 through February 18, members of the public will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of a typical solitary confinement cell. A broad coalition of local community, religious, and university organizations, including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale Law School’s Liman Public Interest Program and the Schell Center, will host “Inside the Box,” a three-week-long display of a replica solitary confinement cell at the New Haven Free Public Library and on the Yale campus.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Progreso Latino Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven held a panel discussion entitled “Latino Leadership: The Latino/a Political Identity.” Jessica Lavariega Monforti asked 50 people the same question about their identity two times — and got two drastically different answers, driving home a point about harnessing the potential power of Latino politics in time for November’s presidential election.