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Two CTs: Racial and Economic Disparities in Civic Health & Civic Engagement in Connecticut

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Two CTs: Racial and Economic Disparities in Civic Health & Civic Engagement in Connecticut

Time: October 4, 2012 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Peoples Center
Street: 37 Howe St
City/Town: New Haven, CT
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: (203) 979-4676
Event Type: forum, panel, discussion
Organized By: New Haven Votes Coalition, Kim Hynes
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2012

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Event Description

New Haven Votes Coalition presents a moderated panel discussion on civic engagement levels in Connecticut: "Two Connecticuts: the state of Civic Health & Engagement in Connecticut is very different, depending on town, race and income level" 


 High levels of civic engagement are associated with better quality of life in communities. But in CT there are substantial disparities based on race, income, and region. Over and over we see people of color and poor people in particular being left out of the process. Low levels of civic engagement are both perpetuated by and help perpetuate economic and racial inequality. How can we strengthen the progressive, urban voice? How can we better engage low-income communities in the process of governing? What will it take to invigorate democracy so that it is better able to meet the needs of inner-city communities and working families? 

How can we work toward equalizing civic engagement in Connecticut? Our panel will discuss what causes the varying levels of civic engagement in our state and how to increase civic participation in disenfranchised communities. It's up to shift the balance and be the change!

 

Welcome/intro: Secretary of State Denise Merrill

Panel of Speakers:

Amos Smith, CAANH

Orlando Rodriguez, CT Voices for

Children Mongi Dhaouadi, CAIR

Lee Cruz, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Angel Fernandez Chavero, CONNECT

Moderated by Veronica Douglas


Light refreshments will be served.

For more info or to RSVP contact: Kim Hynes, Common Cause in Connecticut   (860) 549-1220  or (203) 979-4676 mobile

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