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Congressional Black Caucus To Visit Hartford

HARTFORD — In what might be an unprecedented occasion, several  members of the Congressional Black Caucus will convene on June 10 at the Bushnell Theater to hold a town hall meeting about race and social justice.

The visit was triggered by the 200th-year celebration of the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the “little woman” who supposedly instigated the nation’s Civil War, then President Abraham Lincoln said upon meeting her.

The “Social Justice: A Call to Action” town hall meeting at 9 a.m.  is a part of Stowe’s three-day celebration, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Congressional Black Caucus.  The town hall meeting will also highlight the impact that Stowe’s book had in ending slavery in the United States.

Additional activities include panel discussions on Closing the Education Achievement Gap, The Economics of Race and Health Disparities in African American communities.

CBC members attending include Chairman Emanuel Cleaver III (MO-05), and Reps. Corrine Brown (FL-03), G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), Donna Christensen (Virgin Islands), William Lacy Clay Jr. (MO-01), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Gregory Meeks (NY-06), Donald Payne (NJ-10) and others.

Congressman John Larson (CT-01) will welcome the Black Caucus at a special reception on June 9 at the Artist Collective.

All events are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

WHAT: Inspiration to Action Fair: Panel Discussion on “Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

WHEN: 3:15  p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Immanuel Congregation Church
360 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105


WHAT: Larson to host reception for CBC members.

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

WHERE: Artists Collective
Albany Avenue.
Hartford, CT 06105

Friday, June 10, 2011

WHAT: Social Justice Call to Action Forum: A Conversation on Race & Social Justice

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bushnell Belding Theatre
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106



Saturday, June 11, 2011

WHAT: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 200th Birthday Community Event

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105




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