Transforming Hartford: The Call to Action Continues

Photo by Eva Bunnell.  From left to right: Katherine Kane, Executive Director – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Biagio Ciotto, Ombudsman for Congressman John Larson, Maya Wiley, Founder and President – Center for Social Inclusion, Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Teresa Younger, Executive Director – Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Janice Flemming, Executive Director – Voices of Women of Color, Amanda Roy, Program Coordinator – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Shannon Burke, Director of Education – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Today, CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley joined the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Voices of Women of Color and the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity for the town hall program: Transforming Hartford: The Call to Action Continues.  The program focused on closing health and economic inequities in Hartford and eliminating the achievement gap among its students.

Maya shared her thoughts on meeting the challenges in Hartford, CT and the nation and how to create fair and lasting opportunity for all communities, including communities of color.

You can view her remarks here:

2 Comments to Transforming Hartford: The Call to Action Continues

  1. October 18, 2012 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Had a wonderful time today with Maya. Sharing a space with such a bright and down to earth women was so refreshing.

    Janice, CEO of Voices of Women of Color

  2. Inaru's Gravatar Inaru
    October 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    So not even impressed right now. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center doesn’t even hire people of color! They’re an all white staff (Oh- except one person. OOHHHH THE EQUALITY)! They need to do more than attend these functions to erase the fact that they exploit experiences of racism and people of color in the name of equality everyday.

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