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September 2020

CT Hall of Change: Virtual Inductee Award Ceremony

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connecticut's HangTime Organization, in partnership with the CT Department of Correction; CT Office of the Arts, SHPO and Museums; Career Resources, Inc., and the Re-Entry Collaboratives of Connecticut are proud to announce The Connecticut Hall of Change. This unique, first-of-its-kind project was created by HangTime's founder, Charles Grady, in Spring 2020. The Hall of Change is designed to recognize and memorialize those formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to Connecticut communities since their release. Eight individuals…

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Kenneth Gucker, 138th House District

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Kenneth Gucker, Democratic candidate for the 138th House District, representing Danbury, Ridgefield, and New Fairfield. Learn about Rep. Kenneth Gucker's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Melissa Osborne, 8th Senate District

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Melissa Osborne, Democratic candidate for the 8th Senate District, representing Norfolk, Hartland, Canton, Simsbury, New Hartford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Colebrook and parts of Granby, Harwinton and Torrington. Learn about Melissa Osborne's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Mothers United Against Gun Violence Vigil

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mothers United Against Violence will lead a candle-light vigil for Alexis Ortiz, 21. For this family, this is a loss of life beyond measure. Keep the struggle going, and if you see something, say something! This, along with the taking of the life of Jaqhuan Walters within about 24 hours, is the 18th life taken by violent action this year in Hartford. Be strong by taking part in this vigil. MUAV hopes all are staying safe and healthy and being…

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Conversations with Candidates: Sen. Julie Kushner, 24th Senate District

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Sen. Julie Kushner, Democratic candidate for the 24th Senate District, representing Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman. Learn about Sen. Julie Kushner's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Stephanie Thomas, 143rd House District

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Stephanie Thomas, Democratic candidate for the 143rd House District, representing Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk. Learn about Stephanie Thomas's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Rebekah Harriman-Stites, 106th House District

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rebekah Harriman-Stites, Democratic candidate for the 106th House District, representing Newtown and Sandy Hook. Learn about Rebekah Harriman-Stites's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Lucy Dathan, 142nd House District

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Lucy Dathan, Democratic candidate for the 142nd House District, representing Newtown and Sandy Hook. Learn about Rep. Lucy Dathan's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Anne Hughes, 135th House District

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Anne Hughes, Democratic candidate for the 135th House District, representing Easton, Redding, Weston. Learn about Rep. Anne Hughes's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Community Conversation with Senator Moore and CT Against Gun Violence

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Senator Moore and Connecticut Against Gun Violence for the third part of Senator Moore's discussions about gun violence within our community and what needs to be done to address it.   Go to Senator Moore's Facebook page to watch live https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMarilynMoore  

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Mary Mushinsky, 85th House District

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing Wallingford. Learn about Rep. Mary Mushinsky's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Patrizia Zucaro, 143rd House District

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Patrizia Zucaro, Republican candidate for the 143rd House District, representing Wilton, Westport, Norwalk. Learn about Patrizia Zucaro's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Robin Comey, 102nd House District

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Robin Comey, Democratic candidate for the 138th House District, representing Branford. Learn about Rep. Robin Comey's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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October 2020

Conversations with Candidates: Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, 101st House District

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Rep. Noreen Kokoruda, Republican candidate for the 101st House District, representing Durham and Madison. Learn about Rep. Noreen Kokoruda's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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CAGV Virtual Policy Forum: Racial Justice Demands an End to Gun Violence

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Racial justice can't be achieved if people aren't safe in the communities where they live. Too many people of color in Connecticut's larger cities live in fear of everyday gun violence, a public health crisis that has not been adequately addressed. With the nationwide awakening to the reality of institutional racism, our policy event this year focuses on the intersection of racism, gun violence and what needs to be done to stop the killing in and victimization of communities of…

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Conversations with Candidates: Kate Farrar, 20th House District

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Kate Farrar, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing West Hartford. Learn about Kate Farrar's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Caroline Simmons, 144th House District

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Caroline Simmons, Democratic candidate for the 144th House District, representing Stamford. Learn about Caroline Simmons' positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools

October 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hosted by the UCONN Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (inCHIP), this virtual panel discussion will center on Senator Murphy's bill, S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act. The bill would "divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes” in order to “create safe and inclusive schools for all students." Click here at 2:30 on…

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Conversations with Candidates: Danette Onofrio, 108th House District

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Danette Onofrio, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford and Danbury. Learn about Danette Onofrior's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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A Conversation with Two Champions of GVP

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Save the Date! Join CAGV for a discussion with Sen. Chris Murphy and CAGV Outreach Coordinator Janet Murphy as they discuss their personal stories about gun violence as told in Sen. Murphy's new book, The Violence Inside Us.

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Conversations with Candidates: John-Michael Parker, 101st House District

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with John-Michael Parker, Democratic candidate for the 101st House District, representing Durham and Madison. Learn about John-Michael Parker's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Quentin Phipps 100th House District

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Quentin Phipps, Democratic candidate for the 100th House District, representing Middletown. Learn about Quentin Phipps's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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Conversations with Candidates: Dave Yaccarino, 99th House District

October 28 @ 8:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join CAGV Executive Director Jeremy Stein for a discussion with Dave Yaccarino, Democratic candidate for the 99th House District, representing East Haven. Learn about Dave Yaccarino's positions on gun regulations and other measures to prevent gun violence in CT. Post questions for Jeremy to ask. #VoteGunSafety by absentee ballot or on Nov. 3 in person.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/CTAgainstGunViolence to see it live.

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November 2020

Share the Warmth

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As the temperature drops and winter approaches, let us remember those in need of the basic necessities to stay warm. Please consider donating new and/or gently used winter wear for men and women of all sizes. coats, gloves,/mittens, hats, scarves, socks, blankets and boots (man sizes 9 - 13, woman sizes 7 - 12) For drop-off and pick-up information information, please contact Warren at 860-983-1933 or Victoria at 860-402-9663. Your donations are greatly appreciated.   ** This event is led…

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December 2020

GivingTuesday

December 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.  We are participating in the international movement to do good in the world, GivingTuesday. We will update this when we have more information to share.

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