CAGV Policy Luncheon

Please join CAGV for insightful discussions and Q&A about gun violence prevention policy.  This year’s luncheon speakers will talk about the ongoing toll of gun violence in our urban communities. Special guest speakers include Ruth Abaya, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Violence Prevention Initiative Fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Aswad Thomas, MSW, Chapter Development and Membership Director Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice.

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Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond.

Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of their students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores the goal to “prepare our students to engage in civic participation throughout their lives.” The elections of 2018 are a crucial moment for our country and the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships aims to bring community members together to discuss issues affecting our local electoral landscape.

Below you will find the conference schedule, information on our speakers, and a link to register.

This event is free and open to the public.

10:00 am: Keynote by Eva Bermudez Zimmerman
11:00 am: Breakout Sessions
Eva Bermudez Zimmerman and Wildaliz Bermudez – Road to Rights
Jeremy Stein – CT Against Gun Violence
Lorenzo Jones – The Unifying and Transformative Potential of Criminal Justice Reform Organizing
12:30 pm: Lunch and Panel – Dispatches From the Field; Reflections on Campaign Organizing
1:30 pm: Closing

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Save the Date: Thousand Pines at the Westport Playhouse

Please mark your calendar for November 1 for the World Premier of Thousand Pines at the Westport Country Playhouse.  A Special Performance to Benefit CAGV

Nothing feels the same since the day Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel. Six months after a student brought a gun to school to kill his classmates, the families of the children who died struggle with their need for answers and closure. This important and riveting new drama brings the national dialogue about school shootings to the Westport Country Playhouse stage in a special performance to support the work of CT Against Gun Violence.

Email us here if you would like to receive notices about tickets and a by invitation only reception at the Playhouse the night of the performance on November 1.