When: Thursday, Jan 26, 2023, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

AFSCME Council 4, 444 East Main Street, New Britain, CT

At the CT AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in 2021 and again at the Political Convention in 2022, delegates voted unanimously on resolutions reaffirming their commitment to confront racism at our workplaces and within the labor movement. In order to fulfill those important commitments, the Committee on Racial & Economic Justice will host a workshop on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at AFSCME Council 4, 444 East Main Street, New Britain, CT.

“Race, Labor, and Community: Curated Conversations and Discussion” will take us through facilitated conversations/discussions across a wide variety of issues facing us here in CT regarding race, labor, and the community so that we can deepen our knowledge and understanding about these issues, cultivate relationships through our differences and begin to develop strategic plans to effect change.

The workshop will be led by Bishop John Selders, Co-Founder of Moral Monday CT, scholar, organizer/activist and teacher. He will be accompanied by Christina Heatherton, an American Studies scholar, historian of anti-racist social movements, author and current Co-Director of the Trinity Social Justice Initiative at Trinity College and Davarian Baldwin, a leading urbanist, historian, cultural critic, and the founding Director of the Smart Cities Research Lab housed in the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College.

This is an important next step in moving forward to develop solutions to eliminating the systemic racism issues that continue to persist.

Please click here to RSVP no later than Friday, January 20th.