A new report by a bipartisan commission created two years ago by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, outlines steps to strengthen and reform American democracy.
Equity and Inclusion
Funders are responding to calls for racial equity and justice in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and in the midst of a global pandemic revealing stark racial inequities. CCP has compiled member statements of support and commitments to action.
RE-Center is offering Equity in Education Workshopsthese workshops in November 2018 through May 2019. The workshops are designed to help educators and others understand the different ways racism and other forms of oppression show up in classrooms and workplaces and how to interrupt these forms of oppression through Equity Shifts, Restorative Justice Practices, and problem solving for equity.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Depsite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Justin Elicker and members of the Greater New Haven 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, with support from the City of New Haven, have announced that on Friday, May 8, from 10 AM to 4 PM, a socially distanced, Party-On-Wheels will be rolling through the city’s undercounted neighborhoods. Residents will stay safely inside their homes to celebrate the festive caravan featuring live music. Those who complete the census are eligible to win prizes that include a tablet, Chromebook, or gift card. Residents that have already completed the census can get a second shot at the drawing by sharing a video or photo of their census celebration.
“The 2020 Census is about money, power, and the future of our community,” said Karolina Ksiazek, Complete Count Program Manager and a consultant for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We’ve had to be creative to make sure every household takes part. We can’t let marginalized communities be counted out.”
Grassroots efforts register voters in some of the region’s lowest performing neighborhoods.
HARTFORD, CT -- Martha McCoy, Executive Director of Everyday Democracy, reviews the recent inaugural Connecticut Civic Ambassador's Summit held at the Hartford Public Library, and the swearing in of 40 new Civic Ambassadors.