CCM CARES – North Central Connecticut

Posted by CCM CT on Monday, October 26, 2020

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 third 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 North-central Connecticut.

Panelists included:

• Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford
• Michael Oretade, Black Lives Matter 860
• Shari Cantor, Mayor of West Hartford
• Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools, Hartford
• Suzette DeBeatham-Brown, Mayor of Bloomfield
• Ed Ford, Jr., Middletown City Council
• Yukiyo Lida, Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, West Hartford

This event was Facilitated by Michael Savino, Reporter, WFSB, Channel 3.