Civil Rights, Social Action

Friday, April 28, 2017
Knight Foundation’s Alberto Ibargüen to Keynote Discussion Focused on the Role of the First Amendment, the Media, and Community Engagement in a Thriving Democracy

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Arts Provide Great Enrichment for a Small Investment

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.

Friday, January 27, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY: Replica Solitary Confinement Cell Project: “Inside the Box” - 1/30/17

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.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Replica Solitary Confinement Cell Coming to New Haven

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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Progreso Latino Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Latinos Urged To Switch Labels

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.