Over the spring and summer, America was confronted once again by the ugly truth that systemic racism persists throughout our society. The effects of systemic racism have consequences in housing, education, health, wealth, and nearly every other part of daily life. In fact, race is still the number one predictor of success and well-being in our country.
Here is the first in a series of four online discussions called CCM CARES – Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable, organized by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
CARES stands for “Communities Advancing Racial Equity Series.” According to CCM, “we must get comfortable having these uncomfortable discussions if we want our communities to take advantage of this crucial moment.” You, the community, are the critical part of this equation. CCM wants you to be there for one of four 90-minute panel discussions with community and municipal leaders.
This talk includes panelists from South-central Connecticut.
• Justin Elicker, Mayor of New Haven
• Bishop Theodore Brooks, Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church, New Haven
• Arturo Perez-Cabello, Chairman, Hamden Board of Education
• Michael Freda, First Selectman of North Haven and CCM President
• Kerry Ellington – Leader, People Against Police Brutality, New Haven
• Khalilah Brown-Dean, Associate Professor & Senior Director for Inclusive Excellence, Quinnipiac University
• Dr. Darnell Young, Elm Family Dental, West Haven
• Doris Dumas, Leader, NAACP, New Haven
This event will be facilitated by Keith Kountz, Anchor, WTNH-TV, Channel 8.