Community Organizing Conference - Bridgeport

* Police Accountability * Equity in School Funding * Food Justice *

 On November 19, 2016 we will host a community organizing conference. It will take place at the Downtown Public LIbrary, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT from 11am-3pm. This gathering will be an opportunity to continue to build our campaigns and movements in the areas of Police Accountability, Food Justice, and Equity in School Funding. This event will also be an opportunity for all of us to build our work and relationships, locally and statewide - laying the groundwork for collective visioning, partnership, and action.

****See Speakers List and Agenda Below****

*****Be sure to register*****

November 2016
Bpt Public Library (Downtown)
925 Broad Street, Bpt, CT

 Agenda 11-3

11-11:15 Sign-In

11:15-12:15 Panel 1 (tactics and tools) 

  • Bishop Jon Selders (Moral Monday CT): Direct Action

  • Arvia Walker (Planned Parenthood of Southern New England): Self Care/Healing

  • Robert Cotto (Hartford Board of Education): Elected office

  • Mike Merli (Fairfield County SURJ - Standing Up for Racial Justice): White Allies in Racial Justice

12:25-1:10 Info Sessions
  • CCJEF (Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding) v. Rell - Alex Knopp (Yale Law School)

  • Know Your Rights in Police Encounters - Olevia Boykin & Chris Desir (YBLSA - Yale Black Law Student Association)

  • Urban Agriculture/ Indoor Farming - Harold Blackwell (Chestnut Hollow Farms)


1:20-2:00 Panel 2 (lessons from local campaigns) 

  • Civilian Review Board - Kerry Ellington (New Haven Area Activist and Organizer)

  • Police Accountability - Ala Ochumare (Black Lives Matter - New Haven)

  • Ed Equity - Barbara Lopez (Make The Road - Bridgeport)

  • East End Farmers Market - Razul Branch (I Luv Bpt)


2:15-3pm Strategy Breakout Groups

  • Food Justice - Isa Mujahid (CTCORE-Organize Now!)

  • School Funding - Kate Rivera (CTCORE-Organize Now!)

  • Police Accountability - Camelle Scott-Mujahid (CTCORE-Organize Now!)

  • Youth Organizing - Ashli Giles-Perkins (CTCORE-Organize Now!)

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